Scilab is a numerical
computational package developed by INRIA and École nationale des ponts
et chaussées (ENPC), both organisations located in France.
It is a high level programming language in that most of its
functionality is based around the ability to specify many computations
with few lines of code. It does this primarily by abstracting primitive
data types to functionally equivalent matrices.
Scilab has been designed to be an open system where the user
new data types and operations on these data types by using overloading.
Scilab syntax is largely based on the MATLAB
The software has been in development since 1994.
| Scilab 5.4.1
Free to download
Institut national de recherche en informatique et en
130Mb of disk storage to unpack and install (all sources included). X
Window (X11R4, X11R5 or X11R6, C compiler and Fortran compiler (e.g.
f2c or g77 or Visual C++ for Windows systems)
Binary version: the minimum for running Scilab (without sources) is
about 40 Mb when decompressed. These versions are partially statically
linked and in principle do not require a Fortran compiler.
to Scilab, myScilab
- 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation
- Linear algebra, sparse matrices
- Polynomials and rational functions
- Interpolation, approximation
- Simulation: ODE solver and DAE solver
- Scicos: a hybrid dynamic systems modeler and simulator
- Classic and robust control, LMI optimization
- Differentiable and non-differentiable optimization
- Signal processing
- Metanet: graphs and networks
- Parallel Scilab
- Interface with Computer Algebra: Maple package for Scilab
- Interface with Fortran, Tcl/Tk, C, C++, Java, LabVIEW
- Xcos provides a new state of the art user interface for
Scicos (INRIA) which allows to take all advantages of the powerful
- ATOMS is an embedded packaging system for Scilabmodules
- Unified and consistent API
- SciNotes Text editor
- Code navigator
- On-the-fly typing completion
- Multiple editor instances management
- GUI customization
- Last session restoration
- Tabs drag & drop management
- Advanced scripting capabilities
to Scientific Home Page
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