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Softwares to learn

  1. Jun 19, 2010 #1
    softwares to learn!!

    I am doing my electrical and electronics engineering. I wanted to learn softwares in my free time. Can anyone suggest which software would be useful foe me. My friends suggested MAT LAB or a course in embedded systems. Please suggest any software which will help me wit my subject.
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  3. Jun 21, 2010 #2
    Re: softwares to learn!!

    MATLAB is very good and probably slightly more useful for your purposes than Mathematica, though both could be useful.

    Also, learning to program in C is never a bad idea.
  4. Jun 22, 2010 #3
    Re: softwares to learn!!

    Thanks djeikyb.
    I learnt a bit about both MATLAB and MATHEMATICA, like you suggested MATLAB is very helpful for me. I am planning to join a course for the same shortly.
    And regarding programming in C, I learnt C and C++ last year (not a pro though :tongue:)
  5. Jun 23, 2010 #4
    Re: softwares to learn!!

    You can use Octave as a free alternative to MATLAB. You might also want to look at Eagle for circuit design, which is also free, and if your university has it, Labview. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_(program)

    I don't see mathematica being particularly useful.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  6. Jun 23, 2010 #5


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    Re: softwares to learn!!


    Am I the only one here irritated by the use word "softwares" instead of "programs"?

    Is "softwares" a correct word?
  7. Jun 23, 2010 #6
    Re: softwares to learn!!

    You are correct, Borek. Softwares is not a word - 'software' or 'programs' would do me..
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