Scilab

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Scilab is a free open-source software for numerical computation and simulation similar to Matlab/Simulink.

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Scilab review by User in Internet
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"Scilab"

What do you like best?

Scilab(Scientific Laboratory) is free and open source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. For usual engineering and science applications including mathematical operations and data analysis. Graphics functions to visualize, annotate and export data and many ways to create and customize various types of plots and charts. Algorithms to solve constrained and unconstrained continuous and discrete optimization problems.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of any major disadvantages, except that Xcos may not be as slick as SimuLink, Scilab documentation is not as good as that of MATLAB and Scilab to C/C++ translator may not be as good as MATLAB to C/C++ translator (although the last one is only a guess and not based on experience). Further, Scilab's collection of Toolboxes is not as exhaustive, well documents or of as high a quality as those of MATLAB.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, scilab is one of the best software for communication and signal processing tresearch project use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using in my college lab, around 150 students are using. we are using for digital signal processing and communication research projects.

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Scilab review by Juan Camilo R.
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"The (free) little brother that could."

What do you like best?

The open source, free version, and (unrelated) little brother of the known behemoth; can easily accomplish simple operations and complex numeric analysis.

A Standalone, no nonsense, no million plugins needed, and small file; this is a perfect option for either ocasional use (school homework or office) but also robust enough to be a permanent and daily use tool.

Windows, linux and Mac versions available.

What do you dislike?

Needs to add official mobile compatibility at least for proper file browsing/testing and basic editing

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you need a very specific, exlcusive Matlab module, Scilab is the little brother that could. As basic, or robust as you needed it to be, it can replace most of the basic or complex numerical analysis that Matlab is used for.

Best of all, free & fully open source. One of the pinnacles of open source software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it for years, from engineering homework, to basic and advanced numerical analysis in the oil & gas industry.

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Scilab review by Parthesh S.
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"Great software for high level numeric computation"

What do you like best?

Really good software for higher and complex numeric analysis. This software is similar to the well known software MATLAB, but this is opensource, hence this is a free software. Highly recommended. Also is available on almost all platforms

What do you dislike?

Its interface is okay. It is classic and is not too attractive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really good software, almost similar to matlab, but free. Though its interface is okay, it won't have much problem regarding software usage. And opensource means one gets the latest software features! For mass usage this software does a really good role.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this software to teach our University students the subject of Communication Engineering. Mainly graphs and all can be plotted and complex problems can be solved easily using this software.

Scilab review by User in Internet
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"Advanced version of matlab "

What do you like best?

The best part is it is an open source and advanced version of MATLAB which can help use this tool free of cost and same features of Matlab and 3d visualization is the best part of this tool .It also acts as a unique platform to bring together codes written in different programming languages as a single unified language

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike about this tool, best to learn and understand software for students too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is so far a really good free software which can be implemented in schools for students to get a good hands-on professional experience while studying and great interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this tool in order to get 3D radiation patterns of the antenna in a router and determine the strong signal in order to get reliable signal and network within the company and among LAN devices

Scilab review by Shyam M.
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"Great Free Tool For Numerical Computations & Data Analysis "

What do you like best?

It's got almost everything MATLAB offers and for free.

What do you dislike?

Scilab exhibited a limitation in the size of the linear system it could solve in a complex

test problem. Also the translation to MATLAB requires some manual effort and the interface is not easily navigable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool and free. There are very few things to worry about while working on it from a "Converting to MATLAB" perspective. Function files are not auto-loaded unlike MATLAB.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Optimization & Statistics

Scilab review by Abhishek T.
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"Experience in using SciLab"

What do you like best?

The best free and open software for engineers to practice simulations very easily.

What do you dislike?

The speed is little slow compared to matlab. Therefore it can be rectified soon so that we can make best out of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really a beneficial software for electronics engineers to make any of their projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My all simulations are made in scilab only. My assignments and few projects are made in scilab only.

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"Great Free Tool For Numerical Computations & Data Analysis "

What do you like best?

It's got almost everything MATLAB offers and for free.

What do you dislike?

Scilab exhibited a limitation in the size of the linear system it could solve in a complex

test problem. Also the translation to MATLAB requires some manual effort.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool and free. There are very few things to worry about while working on it from a "Converting to MATLAB" perspective. Function files are not auto-loaded unlike MATLAB.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Optimization & Statistics

Scilab review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Algorithms to solve constrained and unconstrained continuous and discrete optimization problems"

What do you like best?

The best part of this tool is its algorithm solving, optimization, many shortcuts and tools , application development and 2D 3D visualization is the best. It is free open source software hence very easy to learn

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to analyze two or more non-constant parameters with respect to another parameter.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have used scilab for the purpose of web development using Java language and it has been very helpful for certain results

Scilab review by User in Semiconductors
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"Best software to use at work for signal testing "

What do you like best?

The best part is its ability to run codes for circuits to check digital signal processing and strength of the signal

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike about the software, easy to use for basic chip designing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used this tool to design a chip and check its signal output connectivity and strength in graphical format which helps in analyzing the output of chip accurately

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"Ideal software for signal processing "

What do you like best?

Cross platform numerical computation and numerical oriented programming language enhances this software

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike when it offers free source and great software to learn there is nothing to dislike about

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have used the source code translator feature to convert matlab code to scilab to get 3D results for the design we planned on

Scilab review by User in Financial Services
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"optimization at its best "

What do you like best?

Easy programming interface, extensive sets fo libraries available just like matlab and excellent 2D and 3D visualization plots available

What do you dislike?

Used it for trial and evaluation hence haven't explored deep features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Created a new software to check system maintenance and just used it for the purpose of trial and evaluation .Flexible to use

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