Main Question or Discussion Point
In post #5 of this thread, Jedishrfu commented that Freemat is a cheap and free alternative to Matlab. My question is how close an alternative is it. I need to learn python and matlab for my upcoming entry into a grad program this fall. Python is free, of course, but should I buy the actual matlab to prepare or will I be fine just learning freemat and assume that switching to the actual Matlab at school will be a minor adjustment?