What is Scilab ?
Scilab is free and open source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
Scilab is released as open source under the CeCILL license (GPL compatible), and is available for download free of charge. Scilab is available under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (see system requirements).
What does Scilab do ?
Which functional domains does Scilab cover?
Scilab as a platform
Thanks to its ability to interconnect with third-party technologies and applications, Scilab can also act as a unique platform to bring together codes written in different programming languages in a single, unified language, thus facilitating their distribution, their back-up and use.
Why is it free ?
Because Scilab is open source
A entire community of contributors participates to the development of Scilab, from contribution to the code, development of external modules to the localization. The international scientific community, both academic and industrial spheres, invests in Scilab to gather recent scientific breakthroughs in the field of numerical computation.
Because Scilab is funded by Scilab Enterprises
Scilab Enterprises is the publisher and professional services provider of Scilab. Industrial companies benefit directly from this expertise to get the solution suited to their needs through a comprehensive range of support, migration, development services and the implementation of specific applications.