I am a beginner. I do coding in Matlab only for image processing purpose. But my friends say it is very slow and in OpenCv I could get multiple times faster output results compared to Matlab.In basic reference book like DIP by Gonzalez and Woods ,they have used Matlab for programming.
So is Matlab the best coding tool for Digital Image Processing? What are the advantages and disadvantages of coding in Matlab? Also,What are other good options by which we can do coding for image processing ?