MATLAB finally has a Home Edtion just like Mathematica’s Home Edition. This is great news for hobbyists who normally wouldn’t want to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a regular license. Like Mathematica’s Home Edition, MATLAB Home Edition cannot be used for commercial, academic or non-profit applications. You can also buy add-ons for MATLAB for $45 each. Note that the product has the same feature set as the commercially licensed product.
I’ve been waiting for this product for some time now. A lot of engineering and computer science books usually use MATLAB code as examples. Previously, only students could get a discount for the product. As I’m not in school, the Home Edition fits my needs perfectly.
I could have both Mathematica and MATLAB now for my personal use. Awesome!