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Scilab is a matrix-based scientific software package resembling MATLAB and Xmath. Scilab contains hundreds of built-in mathematical functions, sophisticated data structures (including polynomials, rationals, linear systems, lists, etc...), a high-level interpretor and a macro language, and excellent graphics. Thanks to full dynamic link capability, C and Fortran programs can be added as new functions

Current Version:   2.6

License Type:   Free Software

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Targeted Platforms:

DEC, HP9000, IBM-RISC6000, SGI, SUN, Linux, Windows 95.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

75MB disk space to compile, or 20MB disk space for binary distribution.

Other Links: (ftp site)

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To join mailing list called SciClub, send email to with subject SciClub.

User Comments:

  • Linux Journal, No.11, March, 1995.
  • probably the most powerful MATLAB-like package.

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