Scilab

Matrix-based scientific software package (a la Matlab and Xmath)

Scilab is available in debian sid (non-free)

Installation

Carlos added this package to metis by enabling the multiverse archive and then running:

cdelacruz@metis:~$ sudo apt-cache search scilab

kmatplot - A Gnuplot-like tool for plotting data sets in 2D or 3D
lg-issue98 - Issue 98 of the Linux Gazette.
scilab - Matrix-based scientific software package (a la Matlab and Xmath)
scilab-bin - Matrix-based scientific software package (a la Matlab and Xmath)
scilab-doc - Matrix-based scientific software package (a la Matlab and Xmath)
siptoolbox - Scilab image processing toolbox (SIP)

cdelacruz@metis:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install scilab

cdelacruz@metis:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install scilab-doc

cdelacruz@metis:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install pvm

cdelacruz@metis:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install siptoolbox

Testing

Successfully launched the application and ran several demo scripts/packages. Only issue is the 
default language setup; the default is not english---will need to verify the configuration settings.



 LANGUAGE - Variable defining the language
Description

The global variable LANGUAGE is a string. 
It defines the language to use for the on-line help and 
various menus. At the present time, the values of LANGUAGE 
can be "eng" for English, which is the default, or "fr" for French.

This variable is defined in the startup file scilab.star . 
It can be changed there.
When launching Scilab, you can also give the value of 
language as an argument: scilab -l <language> for Unix and runscilab.exe -l <language> for Windows.