Scilab is a great tool that I believe you will find very useful during the rest of your degree programs and beyond. The motivation here is simply to introduce you to the tool. Scilab is open source software and runs on Linux, Mac and Windows

NOTE FOR YOSEMITE USERS (stop yelling Ken). You need a special version, see the note here:

What to Do

Please download and “play with” SciLab.

Please follow the tutorial available on their website under Resources->Documentation. Here is the direct link to the tutorial

Page for SciLab to download at

Do NOT panic, there are 33 pages but it will not take you too long to go through it.

What to Submit

As usual, create a blog post explaining what you did and what you think of Scilab.  Remember to put the tag #WSQ17 on your post so our blog hub picks that up.

And of course, leave any questions here as well as asking those questions on Twitter with the hashtag #TC1017 so we all see your question posted there.

CC BY 4.0 WSQ17 – Scilab by Ken Bauer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.