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I am an electrical engineering undergrad. I would like to learn a math plotting software which would be helpful in visualizing topics in advanced calculus (my immediate need). It would also be helpful if the math plotting software was of some use in electrical engineering, but this is not mandatory. The selection criteria is listed here in decreasing weight:

- Ease of Use (syntax and techniques that are somewhat intuitive and easy to adapt to other problem areas)
- Healthy ecosystem (lots of tutorials, examples online, books and other resources
- Industry use (looking for the most commonly used software suites within engineering and science)
- Adaptability (commonly used outside mathematics. ie. electrical engineering, modeling).

I have narrowed my search down to:

- Matlab
- Mathematica
- Maple

But this list is by no means exclusive. Currently I am leaning towards Matlab, because I have seen it being used in upper year courses in my electrical engineering program.

I would appreciate your input with regard to which software suite would be best and why. Thank you.