How to install Scilab on Ubuntu – Scilab Numerical Computational Software

Scilab is a free open source math application for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It comes with a high-level programming language and math functions. You can use it to calculate data structures, 2D and 3D graphic functions. This application can be used in math and simulation, engineering and science applications, statistics, control systems, signal processing, application development, and Xcos dynamic system modeling. Released under the open source GPL license. Scilab is one of the open source alternatives to MATLAB.

Install Scilab on Ubuntu

You can install the latest version of Scilab from Tarball. Download Scilab from the link below and save it in your download folder.

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Download Scilab

The file name downloaded here is “scilab-6.1.0.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz”. You can change the following commands based on the file name. Open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and use the following command to navigate to the download folder.

cd Downloads

Unzip the downloaded scilab archive file.

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

Then go to the extracted scilab folder.

cd ./scilab-6.1.0/bin

Then run Scilab using this command.


that’s it.

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