Projects / Scilab


Scilab is a numerical computation system similiar to Matlab or Simulink. Scilab includes hundreds of mathematical functions, and programs from various languages (such as C or Fortran) can be added interactively. It has sophisticated data structures (including lists, polynomials, rational functions, and linear systems), an interpreter, and a high-level programming language. Scilab has been designed to be an open system where the user can define new data types and operations on these data types by using overloading. A number of toolboxes are available with the system.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  01 Sep 2011 01:20

    Release Notes: This release corrects serious bugs causing the Japanese and Polish localizations to fail and ?the Mac OS X version to fail under Mac OS X 10.6.8 following Apple's last update. All portability issues with Mac OS X (both 10.5 and 10.6) should be fixed.

    •  17 Dec 2009 08:55

      Release Notes: A new dockable diagram editor (xcos), a new dockable text editor (xpad), several other changes, and many bugfixes.

      •  14 Apr 2009 13:30

        Release Notes: New localizations were added for German, Spanish, and others. A new module has been created to highlight the possibility to call the Scilab engine from other languages. See call_scilab. The help and test systems have been improved. A lot of bugs have been fixed.

        •  12 Feb 2009 19:36

          Release Notes: A lot of improvements in the graphics have been made. A huge number of bugs have been fixed. Some new functionality have been added. The documentation is now fully converted to DocBook. Scicos (the Simulink-like part) has improved.

          •  07 Nov 2008 09:48

            Release Notes: Various bugs have been corrected. Some corrected bugs are related to internationalization, others to Java.

            Recent comments

            10 Jul 2004 16:41 rfabbri

            GPL/LGPL soon
            Probably, Scilab will soon be GPL/LGPL, although this is extra-official. Currently it is open-source but the commercial use of its modifications must be approved by the authors. This is the only difference of its license to the GPL. However, the original authors showed commitment to approve the use of all its sourcecode modifications. The license is not GPL due to an historical reason only, but in practice it can be considered GPL, and it certainly will soon be officially GPL (or LGPL).


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