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Which toolbox would be most useful if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Satellite Communications Toolbox
Mapping Toolbox
Signal Processing Toolbox
Navigation Toolbox
Other (Explain in comments)
2403 votes

Louis-Philippe Guinard
Louis-Philippe Guinard on 16 Dec 2021

if(stranded) send(help) end

Just humoring a bit :) Have a nice day!

Abhishek Gupta
Abhishek Gupta on 15 Dec 2021

no one sits on the island and code. The mapping toolbox will direct at least.

James Latshaw
James Latshaw on 13 Dec 2021

A toolbox for modeling physics would be most helpful. Your best chance would be to build a radio capable of sending Morse code SOS into the ether and hope that someone can detect and come save you.

ho-hyun Sung
ho-hyun Sung on 13 Dec 2021

Machine learning toolbox or deep learning toolbox is more better for me. Because it can help 'Wilson's talking.

mohammad zahiri
mohammad zahiri on 10 Dec 2021

What first we need: Cooking toolbox!

Won-Doo Seo
Won-Doo Seo on 9 Dec 2021

Me : Give me a MATLAB / ?? : But there's a Satellite Communications Toolb... / Me : M A T L A B

Pepijn Goossens
Pepijn Goossens on 8 Dec 2021

give me a windmill with it

Hao Mu
Hao Mu on 7 Dec 2021

If I am stranded on a deserted island, I don't think there will be electricity and computers, then none of the toolboxes can be used.

Gabriel Sobola
Gabriel Sobola on 7 Dec 2021

What of if you navigate your way to another strange land or probably an unknown destination. Mapping tools might work but what of if you lack the resources needed for the escape or possibly there is a large body of ocean you need to cross to the other side. With the Satellite communication tools, you can always get linked up with any region through space (unhindered) where you could get help from nearby station, probably to be picked up by an aircraft or any other means.

Sreejath S
Sreejath S on 6 Dec 2021

Forget about any other tool boxes. Get a real tool box, repair your damaged boat and escape from the island :D

Simon Heer
Simon Heer on 5 Dec 2021

A aerospace toolbox. Build a plane/heli and fly away ;)

Thomas Jakiela
Thomas Jakiela on 4 Dec 2021

Parallel computing toolbox to run the finite element model of your escape sail boat

Miguel D. Martinez
Miguel D. Martinez on 3 Dec 2021

A mechanics toolbox.

Uwe von Borries
Uwe von Borries on 3 Dec 2021 (Edited on 3 Dec 2021)

All of these would only aid in leaving the island if I had time, power, an RF transmitter, a computer running Matlab and more. Why would I want to leave the island then?

DGM on 2 Dec 2021 (Edited on 2 Dec 2021)

Use the Global Optimization toolbox to identify the globe with the optimal position for the current island. Then walk to the mainland via the isthmus.

What do you mean it doesn't work like that?

Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 2 Dec 2021 (Edited on 2 Dec 2021)

It's safe to assume we have an energy source, perhaps wired up from a crashed plane or from an underground DHARMA initiative bunker but I'd assume we don't have internet access. Modeling and visualizing satellite orbits won't be useful. Unless we have sensors, signal processing would have limited use, navigation may be important but the current Navigation Toolbox isn't equipped for roadless jungles. The Mapping Toolbox, however, may be helpful to localize your current position which is necessary to plan an escape.

Rena Berman
Rena Berman on 2 Dec 2021

This is such a great answer :)

Yair Altman
Yair Altman on 2 Dec 2021

Why, the Wavelet Toolbox naturally :-) (as in deserted island => wavelets)

Chen Lin
Chen Lin on 2 Dec 2021

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