Scilab Reviews

by Scilab Enterprises

Average Ratings

  • Overall
    4.5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.1/5
  • Customer Service
    4/5

About Scilab

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

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Enrique M.
Analista
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 08/03/2018

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

Comments: 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

Pros: 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

Cons: 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

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  • Reviewed on 08/03/2018
Linos S.
Academic
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 10/01/2019

"Lightweight, powerful, but not compatible with MATLAB"

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 10/01/2019
Daniel R.
Research Assistant
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 26/03/2019

"Great software"

Pros: 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.

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

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  • Reviewed on 26/03/2019
Leonardo D.
Software Quality Analyst Intern
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 12/12/2019

"Great tool to simulate and plot graphs of control systems"

Comments: My experience is positive. It helped me a lot during the module of control and servo mechanism at university.

Pros: I was capable of creating a control system and plot the graphs of the step response with the tools offered.

Cons: Sometimes it was very difficult to learn how to use the proper tools and it could be a bit easier if there were more tips to help the users.

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  • Reviewed on 12/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Design Engineer
Aviation & Aerospace, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
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  • Reviewed on 16/12/2019

"Scilab performance"

Comments: Scilab is good to solve mathematical problems. If you get used to Scilab, you can perform various engineering work.

Pros: Good performance for open source program as mathematical solver. Scialab has various toolbox options to use specific area.

Cons: Precision of solver can be improved.
Autosave functionality is not dependable.
Signal operations like attaching two signals is hard to implement. It has its own style with xcos, so it is not easy to get used to it.

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  • Reviewed on 16/12/2019
Saurav C.
TA
Environmental Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 24/02/2019

"Great for data processing "

Comments: I mostly work with some large data sets to perform some statistical analysis with Scilab

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

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  • Reviewed on 24/02/2019
Ebert B.
Full Professor
Higher Education
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 02/07/2018

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

Comments: This software allow one to do very complicated maths calculate.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 02/07/2018
Srinath H.
Undergraduate
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 19/08/2019

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

Comments: Good alternative for other commercial software packages.

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

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

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  • Reviewed on 19/08/2019
Verified Reviewer
Research Technologist
Hospital & Health Care
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
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  • Reviewed on 07/04/2018

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

Pros: 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!

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

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  • Reviewed on 07/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Private Tutor
Oil & Energy, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/08/2019

"Perfect for your advanced calculations"

Pros: It is a perfect alternative to softwares like Matlab, it allows you to practically do the same and for free

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

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  • Reviewed on 02/08/2019
Surya P.
Student
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/05/2018

"Used this software for making a simluation project"

Pros: Scilab is an open source software.
Availibility for various operating systems viz linux, mac and windows.

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

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  • Reviewed on 21/05/2018