[Israel.pm] PDL or Matlab?

Offer Kaye offer.kaye at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 03:16:03 PDT 2009


On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Gabor Szabo wrote:
>
> Roy, this does not help much.
> What *is* in Matlab that is not in PDL ?
>

Well, just for starters, Matlab is both a language and the
IDE/interactive-environment, while PDL is just a language.

But of course the main difference is in the hundreds of functions
Matlab has for solving mathematical equations in a large number of
fields. Take a look at the function reference:
   http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/index.html?/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/ref/f16-6011.html
Plus this is just for Matlab itself, not any of the addon toolkits and Modelsim.

This is not to say PDL doesn't have some things which Matlab doesn't
(open-source, Perl, free-as-in-beer :)) or that it does not have it's
place. But there are many things in Matlab which do not exist in PDL.

Cheers,
-- 
Offer Kaye


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