Scilab Ratings

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4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4/5

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On-premise solution that provides statistical analysis through data visualization, algorithm development, numerical analysis and more. Learn more about Scilab

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Linos S.
Academic
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2019

“Lightweight, powerful, but not compatible with MATLAB”

ProsScilab 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.
ConsLet'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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2019
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Enrique M.
Analista
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018

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

OverallIt 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
ProsThis 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
ConsIt 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018
Daniel R.
Research Assistant
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019

“Great software”

ProsScilab 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.
ConsThe support however is not even close when compared to the rival, it is quite harder to find more intrinsic features and helps.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019
SAURAV C.
TA
Environmental Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 24, 2019

“Great for data processing ”

OverallI mostly work with some large data sets to perform some statistical analysis with Scilab
ProsI 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.
ConsI 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 24, 2019
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Ebert B.
Full Professor
Higher Education, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

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

OverallThis software allow one to do very complicated maths calculate.
ProsI 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.
ConsI 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
Srinath H.
Undergraduate
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 19, 2019

“Why i using Scilab ..........”

OverallGood alternative for other commercial software packages.
ProsAs a open source software, it gives many facilities in the commercial software.
ConsIt interface is a command line interface not a graphical one.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 19, 2019
Surya P.
Student
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018

“Used this software for making a simluation project”

ProsScilab is an open source software. Availibility for various operating systems viz linux, mac and windows.
Consbeing open source it has less official support. community support cannot be reliable for thorough use
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Hospital & Health Care, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2018

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

ProsI 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!
ConsSometimes the graphics are temperamental, depending on your computer's operating system. Linux users seem to run into trouble more often.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Oil & Energy, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019

“Perfect for your advanced calculations”

ProsIt is a perfect alternative to softwares like Matlab, it allows you to practically do the same and for free
ConsNothing bad to add, it seems just great.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019