About Scilab

Scilab is a scientific computation platform designed to help professionals across aerospace, education, meteorology, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, and research industries. It allows users to conduct tests on algorithms and perform numerical computation processes across applications.

It offers a variety of features such as data visualization, profiling, algorithm development, debugging, animation and more. It facilitates integration with third-party applications, allowing professionals to connect the platform with other languages or use Scilab as a calculation engine across external Python, C, C++ and Java applications.


Read More

Supported Operating System(s):

12 Reviews of Scilab

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.43 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(7)

7

4 stars

(6)

6

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(0)

0

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1 - 5 of 12 results

March 2018

User Profile Picture

Enrique from Consejo federal de Gobierno

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

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

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

January 2019

Linos from University of the Aegean

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Lightweight, powerful, but not compatible with MATLAB

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.

October 2021

Arshad from University of Swat

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Scilab

Scilab is a good tool to carryout evaluation and simple code development.

Pros

Scilab offers a lot of fucntions to evaluate and simulate data in the programmed manner. It data visualization is good.

Cons

It do not have as many features as Matlab or wolfarm mathematica have. Also its a bit hard to use.

December 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2019

Scilab performance

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.

June 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

Amazing product!

trying to run my simulations for my current research project

Pros

I can use this free of cost since its opensource and it delivers all the features in matlab for free! it runs fast and the parallel processing is amazing

Cons

the fact that its sometimes slow and it consumes a lot of memory. It hangs at times which is bad as well but for short codes its ok