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Scilab is an open source software for numerical computations. Its strengths are its built-in matrix data handling capability, rich set of matrix operators and functions, interactive console to quickly get started, built-in programming language, data visualization through 2D and 3D graphs and a rich set of toolboxes for variuos applications.
It is similar to Matlab and GNU Octave, but its programming language is not compatible with them. This course is intended for beginners with no previous experience with Scilab. It will cover the basic interactive use of Scilab and writing Scilab functions.