Being an auto lover and hobbyist, I often hear the proverb "speed isn't everything, it's just most everything" on the race track.
Regarding MATLAB, similar sentiments might be expressed. For a working engineer, MATLAB is just about everything, if not everything. For academics, engineers, and scientists, MATLAB is a vital tool.
A research and development tool without equal is produced by the robustness of the MATLAB computational environment paired with an integrated development environment (IDE) and simple interface, toolkits, and simulation and modeling capabilities.
MATLAB is a de facto development language and environment meeting the technological requirements of a wide variety of users, from fast code prototyping to fully fledged deployable programs. Each book chapter offers a fresh application and MATLAB use for a particular outcome as a collection of varied applications.