I have today installed MatLab (http://www.mathworks.se/products/matlab/index.html) as an Academic User with activation key from Chalmers University of Technology, i.e. my school.

Have tried it some in school and today I have been elaborating some as we have an assignment in our Linear Systems course for Monday.

When I told a friend of mine, he quickly suggested that there are better programs that I should install instead.


SciPy – http://www.scipy.org/

SciPy seems to be a mathematics program based on/using Python programming language.

Octavehttp://www.gnu.org/software/octave/

A GNU program for numerical computing.

I have heard that Python is a very good programming language and easy to learn, so I guess I will SciPy if any. Even though I am pretty sure I won’t be calculate much in my future positions, it can’t hurt to have some knowledge in these mathematics programs.