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Recently I have installed ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and I have downloaded all the necessary packages which included scilab version 6.0.1, but I am unable to open neither the scilab console nor scilab advance. Only my scilab CLI seems to open when I click it. Can someone help me out please as I am new to this Ubuntu

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    How did you install scilab? – Sebastian Stark Jul 3 '18 at 13:24
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Could you please add a little more detail? How exactly did you install Scilab and (try) to start its console, what did you expect to happen and what happened instead? Did you encounter any warning or error messages? Please reproduce them in their entirety in your question. You can select, copy and paste terminal content and most dialogue messages in Ubuntu. Please edit your post to add information instead of posting a comment. (see How do I ask a good question?) – David Foerster Jul 3 '18 at 15:40

You do not need to download scilab yourself, you can simply install it from the repository using the following command:

sudo apt install scilab

If you use this, it should automatically install all necessary desktop shortcuts so you can start scilab using the normal gnome way (using the Activities button for instance)

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