Registered: Aug 2011
07-26-12 09:48 PM
If you want a IDE environment like Matlab and are willing to spend money, I can also advise you to look into Mathematica. I find its symbolic math, programming and graphics (plotting) possibilities way better than Matlab. Matlab is however known to be a little quicker on numbers, you can google for benchmarks.
As another interpreted language you can also try Python. It might be the easiest, yet very powerful language. There are excellent libraries available.
There's no real difference in possibilities anyways. It all depends on your preferences and habits. I'm biased towards both Python and Mathematica because I know they integrate quite easy with C++/C#. But this might also be true for R and Matlab.