Scilab

Scilab

by Scilab Enterprises

Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • Overall 4.5/5
  • Ease of Use 4.1/5
  • Customer Service 4/5
  • Features 4.4/5
  • 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

Scilab Most Helpful Reviews

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
Reviewer Source 
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

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
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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.

Great tool to simulate and plot graphs of control systems

Reviewed on 12/12/2019
Leonardo D.
Software Quality Analyst Intern
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Comments: My experience is positive. It helped me a lot during the module of control and servo mechanism at university.

Pros: I was capable of creating a control system and plot the graphs of the step response with the tools offered.

Cons: Sometimes it was very difficult to learn how to use the proper tools and it could be a bit easier if there were more tips to help the users.

Scilab performance

Reviewed on 16/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Design Engineer
Aviation & Aerospace, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
2/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Scilab is good to solve mathematical problems. If you get used to Scilab, you can perform various engineering work.

Pros: Good performance for open source program as mathematical solver. Scialab has various toolbox options to use specific area.

Cons: Precision of solver can be improved.
Autosave functionality is not dependable.
Signal operations like attaching two signals is hard to implement. It has its own style with xcos, so it is not easy to get used to it.

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
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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.

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