Scilab is an open soorce MATLAB-lik programmin leid for numerical analysis[2][3].

A screenshot of Scilab running
A screenshot o Scilab
Developer(s)ESI Group
Stable release
6.1.0 / 25 Februar 2020; 13 months ago (2020-02-25)[1]
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Written inScilab, C, C++, Java, Fortran
Operatin seestemBSDs (e.g., FreeBSD), Linux, macOS, Windows
Available inEnglish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Czech, Polish
TeepTechnical computin


Scilab syntax is largely basit on MATLAB.

Hello Warld! in Scilab:

disp('Hello World');


  • Scilab Image Processing Toolbox (SIP) an its variants (sic as SIVP). This is usit for image processin[4][5].
  • Scilab Wavelet Toolbox: For wavelets

Mair are available on ATOMS Portal or the Scilab forge.

GNU OctaveEedit

GNU Octave is an aw MATLAB-lik. But it wis made bi different technical viewpoints[6][7].


The oreeginal purpose o Scilab wis numerical analysis[2][3] (sic as numerical methods for ordinary differential equations[8]). The day, it is an aw usit in scienteefic eddication[9][10][11][12].


  1. "Scilab 6.1.0 Release". 25 Februar 2020.
  2. a b Mora, Á., Galán, J. L., Aguilera, G., Fernández, Á., Mérida, E., & Rodríguez, P. (2010). Scilab and Maxima Environment: Towards Free Software in Numerical Analysis. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 17(2).
  3. a b Bunks, C., Chancelier, J. P., Delebecque, F., Goursat, M., Nikoukhah, R., & Steer, S. (2012). Engineering and scientific computing with Scilab. Springer Science & Business Media.
  4. Fabbri, R., Bruno, O. M., & Costa, L. D. F. (2012). Scilab and SIP for image processing. arXiv preprint arXiv:1203.4009.
  5. Thanki, R. M., & Kothari, A. M. (2019). Digital image processing using SCILAB. Springer International Publishing.
  6. Russell L. Herman (2013). A Course in Mathematical Methods for Physicists. CRC Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-4665-8467-9.
  7. Alain Vande Wouwer; Philippe Saucez; Carlos Vilas (2014). Simulation of ODE/PDE Models with MATLAB®, OCTAVE and SCILAB: Scientific and Engineering Applications. Springer. pp. 114–115. ISBN 978-3-319-06790-2.
  8. Wouwer, A. V., Saucez, P., & Vilas, C. (2014). Simulation of Ode/Pde Models with MATLAB®, OCTAVE and SCILAB: Scientific and Engineering Applications. Springer.
  9. Sharma, N., & Gobbert, M. K. (2010). A comparative evaluation of Matlab, Octave, FreeMat, and Scilab for research and teaching. UMBC Faculty Collection.
  10. Campos, D., Dias, N., Dias, A., & Ferreira, H. (2010). INTRODUCING NUMERICAL ANALYSIS TOOLS IN ENGINEERING. A SCILAB USER CASE IN ELECTRONICS COURSE. Proceedings of ICERI, 5178-5184.
  11. Kouroussis, G., Fekih, L. B., Conti, C., & Verlinden, O. (2012, July). EasyMod: A MatLab/SciLab toolbox for teaching modal analysis. In Proceedings of the international congress on sound and vibration, Vilnius (pp. 9-12).
  12. Liao, W., Dong, N., & Fan, T. (2009, September). Application of Scilab in teaching of engineering numerical computations. In 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Open-source Software for Scientific Computation (OSSC) (pp. 88-90). IEEE.

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