MathWorks is offering the same tools that are bundled in the Student Version for home-use, at the same price: $99. You can find the application/survey here. Of course as always, students can access the Student Version on our web store.
But now I am sounding like PR...
I plan on using Simulink on my next project. Here is my most recent:
I'm a big believer in Graphic Programming and I think that it's the next logical step for high-level programming. I use it whenever I can because it documents your work and helps you to easily write, and manipulate complex logic concepts. I'm really surprised that Graphic Programming is taking so long to gain traction.
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