About

Scilab is a free and open source software intended for numerical computations (although with one of the many available toolboxes designed for it, it becomes capable of symbolic computations). It is released under the CeCILL license and has many of the same functionalities as MATLAB.

It is available in the software centre, although the version available there often lags behind the latest release. Its source code and Linux binary tarball can be downloaded from here.

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