Scilab

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Who Uses This Software?

Statistical analysis for all businesses which helps with data visualization, numerical analysis, application development and more.

Average Ratings

9 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$0.00
  • Pricing Details Scilab is free and open source software
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person

Vendor Details

  • Scilab Enterprises
  • http://www.scilab-enterprises.com

About Scilab

On-premise solution that provides statistical analysis through data visualization, algorithm development, numerical analysis and more.

Scilab Features

  • Association Discovery
  • Compliance Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series

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Scilab Most Helpful Reviews

Lightweight, powerful, but not compatible with MATLAB

Reviewed on 10/1/2019
Linos S.
Academic
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Pros: Scilab is a great tool for statistics, communications, satellite orbits, networking, algorithm complexity, and virtually all fields of academics and engineering. Both Scilab itself and its plugins (called modules) are cross-platform, with ready-made packages for Windows, macOS, the most popular Linux distros, and BSD. It is free and open-source, distributed under GPLv2 and previously CeCILL. The main application is well-written, using as little resources as possible, but stays as powerful as any alternative. The community is not large, but it is a serious one, users and programmers constantly working in making Scilab the optimal application of its kind.

Cons: Let's not lie; scientist and engineers use MATLAB a lot. Scilab, unfortunately, is not remotely compatible with MATLAB. As long as Scilab is not the most popular of its kind, compatibility will always be an issue. That being said, skill transfer is not a problem. Apart from that, some new modules might be heavier on your computer than they should, but a serious community makes sure they are improved with a rapid pace.

Use this software in my studies of Computer Engineering with free software

Reviewed on 8/3/2018
Enrique M.
Analista
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It has many benefits but the most outstanding is its potential in terms of what we can develop with it and the fact that it is free

Pros: This software allows to make scientific and mathematical calculations of physics and engineering, it serves for the simulation of industrial control processes and it is also free

Cons: It can be said that there are few disadvantages we can mention the language in which it was made English and French must only have a previous instruction to handle it is not very instuitive

Great software

Reviewed on 26/3/2019
Daniel R.
Research Assistant
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Pros: Scilab has a very clean interface and many functionalities. The best thing about it is that you can have it in your home for free and do a lot of work on it.

Cons: The support however is not even close when compared to the rival, it is quite harder to find more intrinsic features and helps.

Great for data processing

Reviewed on 24/2/2019
Saurav C.
TA
Environmental Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I mostly work with some large data sets to perform some statistical analysis with Scilab

Pros: I found Scilab to be quite similar to Matlab. Works well with considerably large data files. You do sometimes have to create your own functions as Matlab does have a little bit of edge when it comes to the ability of having built in functions. However, if you are a programmer, that is a challenge you will like and that also provides you to make the code to tailor your function according to the data you need to process.

Cons: I was not a big fan of the images and graphs that Scilab can produce. I agree that it does a moderately good job when it comes to visual representations compared to FORTRAN where you are severely restricted in terms of visual representation. However, if you compare with Matlab, you might find the ability to produce graphs is a bit lacking

Scilab is a powerful tools for maths calculating. It is very easy to use.

Reviewed on 2/7/2018
Ebert B.
Full Professor
Higher Education
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This software allow one to do very complicated maths calculate.

Pros: I do most like to Scilab its environment for editing maths problems. Another excellent feature is that Scilab is an open and free source software, what allow one to customise to a huge amount of problems.

Cons: I do like least is that Scilab is not easy to learn, because it works by commands, and some people do not like to use commands. However, Scilab has a set of icons for modelling systems, which help one to model systems.

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