By Prof Kannan Moudgalya - Principal Investigator of Spoken Tutorial Project   |   Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Learners enrolled: 4221
This course comprises 28 audio-video spoken tutorials, using which you can self-learn Scilab programming language with ease. 

First of all install Scilab by following the steps given in this sheet.
  1. This sheet gives the steps to install Scilab on Linux and Windows OS.
  2. Open the sheet, read the instructions for your OS and install Scilab on your machine.
  3. Cross-verify (as mentioned in the sheet) to confirm successful installation.
  4. For Windows OS, please ensure Notepad ++ is also installed on the machine.


Next, read this sheet. https://spoken-tutorial.org/Scilab-Instruction-Sheet-English.pdf/
  1. This sheet explains how to learn from spoken tutorials.
  2. This sheet also mentions some important information about the text editors while coding, how to use the command prompt (in Windows OS), how to use the Code Files, how to do the Assignments, etc.
  3. Read this sheet carefully and make a note of all the information, before you begin.
Follow the side-by-side learning methodology while learning from spoken tutorials - watch the video, listen to the instructions, pause the video, try out the command on your system.  You should get the exact same results as shown in the video.  If successful, proceed with the video.  Else, rewind and watch the video again and replicate the commands shown.

Complete all the videos in the given sequence one by one.
The Assignment for each tutorial is for your self-assessment only.  Do not upload it anywhere for evaluation.

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : Self Paced
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Scilab (http://scilab.org, http://scilab.in) is an open source scientific software package for numerical computations. It has an extremely reliable and efficiently coded numerical library. It is also a high productivity tool: Through its interpreted language, one can quickly develop the code required to solve problems. Typically, if it takes ten lines of C code for some calculation, Scilab would require only one for the same purpose.

Scilab runs on all popular operating systems. Since 1994, it has been distributed freely along with the source code via the Internet. It is useful for students at school, college and roupas da moda research level. It is also useful for researchers and professionals.

IIT Bombay is leading the effort to popularise Scilab in India. This is part of the Free and Open source Software for Science and Engineering Education (FOSSEE) project, supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT of MHRD.

IIT Bombay is using Spoken Tutorials (https://spoken-tutorial.org) to create learning material for FOSS. This is the main page for the organisation of the scripts required for Scilab spoken tutorials. We invite the Scilab user community to participate in this activity.

Learners: All Science and Engineering Students.

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