How to install Scilab on Ubuntu – Scilab Numerical Computational Software

Scilab is a free and open-source numerical computational application available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It includes a high-level programming language and various mathematical functions. With Scilab, you can compute data structures, 2-D and 3-D graphical functions. The application finds applications in Mathematics & Simulation, engineering and science applications, Statistics, Control Systems, Signal Processing, Application Development, and Xcos Dynamic systems modeling. It is released under the open-source GPL License and is considered one of the alternatives to MATLAB.


Download Scilab

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.

Here the downloaded file name is “scilab-2024.0.0.bin.x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.xz” and the extracted folder name is “scilab-2024.0.0” . You can change below commands based on your file name and path.

Open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and navigate to your Downloads folder via below command.

cd Downloads

Extract the downloaded scilab archive file using below command.

tar xf scilab-2024.0.0.bin.x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.xz

Now navigate to the extracted scilab folder.

cd ./scilab-2024.0.0/bin

Then run Scilab using this command.


Install Scilab via Flatpak:

You can also install Scilab via below flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.scilab.Scilab

And open it using below command.

flatpak run org.scilab.Scilab

Note: If you don’t have flatpak and flathub installed, you can use the commands below to install them.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
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