Lightweight, powerful, but not compatible with MATLAB

Bewertet am 10.1.2019
Linos S.
Academic
Hochschulbildung, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
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Vorteile: 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.

Nachteile: 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.

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

Bewertet am 8.3.2018
Enrique M.
Analista
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Kommentare: 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

Vorteile: 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

Nachteile: 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

Great software

Bewertet am 26.3.2019
Daniel R.
Research Assistant
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
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Vorteile: Scilab has a very clean interface and many functionalities. The best thing about it is that you can have it in your home for free and do a lot of work on it.

Nachteile: The support however is not even close when compared to the rival, it is quite harder to find more intrinsic features and helps.

Great for data processing

Bewertet am 24.2.2019
Saurav C.
TA
Umweltdienstleistungen, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
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Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: I mostly work with some large data sets to perform some statistical analysis with Scilab

Vorteile: I found Scilab to be quite similar to Matlab. Works well with considerably large data files. You do sometimes have to create your own functions as Matlab does have a little bit of edge when it comes to the ability of having built in functions. However, if you are a programmer, that is a challenge you will like and that also provides you to make the code to tailor your function according to the data you need to process.

Nachteile: I was not a big fan of the images and graphs that Scilab can produce. I agree that it does a moderately good job when it comes to visual representations compared to FORTRAN where you are severely restricted in terms of visual representation. However, if you compare with Matlab, you might find the ability to produce graphs is a bit lacking

Scilab is a powerful tools for maths calculating. It is very easy to use.

Bewertet am 2.7.2018
Ebert B.
Full Professor
Hochschulbildung
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
2 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: This software allow one to do very complicated maths calculate.

Vorteile: I do most like to Scilab its environment for editing maths problems. Another excellent feature is that Scilab is an open and free source software, what allow one to customise to a huge amount of problems.

Nachteile: I do like least is that Scilab is not easy to learn, because it works by commands, and some people do not like to use commands. However, Scilab has a set of icons for modelling systems, which help one to model systems.

Why i using Scilab ..........

Bewertet am 19.8.2019
Srinath H.
Undergraduate
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: Good alternative for other commercial software packages.

Vorteile: As a open source software, it gives many facilities in the commercial software.

Nachteile: It interface is a command line interface not a graphical one.

Used this software for making a simluation project

Bewertet am 21.5.2018
Surya P.
Student
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
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Vorteile: Scilab is an open source software.
Availibility for various operating systems viz linux, mac and windows.

Nachteile: being open source it has less official support.
community support cannot be reliable for thorough use

Scilab is the ideal tool for numerical modelling and custom scripting!

Bewertet am 7.4.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
Research Technologist
Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: I like that it's open-source since this means you have a ton of tech-geeks working out solutions for troubleshooting online and you can always find the answers to a question you might have or post a question and receive help from a great support base of users!

Nachteile: Sometimes the graphics are temperamental, depending on your computer's operating system. Linux users seem to run into trouble more often.

Perfect for your advanced calculations

Bewertet am 2.8.2019
Verifizierter Rezensent
Private Tutor
Öl & Energie, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
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Vorteile: It is a perfect alternative to softwares like Matlab, it allows you to practically do the same and for free

Nachteile: Nothing bad to add, it seems just great.