How to install Scilab on Ubuntu – Scilab Numerical Computational Software

Scilab is free and open source numerical computational application for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It comes with high level programming language and mathematical functions. Using this you can compute data structures, 2-D and 3-D graphical functions. You can use this application in Maths & Simulation, engineering and science applications, Statistics, Control Systems, Signal Processing, Application Development and Xcos Dynamic systems modeling. It is released under open source GPL License. Scilab is one of the open-source alternative to MATLAB.


Install Scilab on Ubuntu

You can install the latest version of Scilab from the tar ball. Download Scilab from the below link and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Download Scilab

Here the downloaded file name is “scilab-6.1.0.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz” . You can change below commands based on your file name. Open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and navigate to your Downloads folder via below command.

cd Downloads

Extract the downloaded scilab archive file.

tar xf scilab-6.1.0.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Now navigate to the extracted scilab folder.

cd ./scilab-6.1.0/bin

Then run Scilab using this command.


That’s it.

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