Scilab Beginner Workshop on 7 October 2020
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching
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Scilab is a Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS), created mainly for numerical computations. It uses the state of the art numerical libraries, such as LINPACK, EISPACK and LAPACK, and hence, its results are highly reliable. Scilab implements the user-friendly language, similar to the one used in the popular software Matlab. But unlike Matlab, Scilab can be freely downloaded, freely copied, freely modified and also freely distributed. Naturally, Scilab can be used absolutely free of cost, unlike Matlab, which can be extremely expensive, especially to the industry. Scilab comes with a graphical programming interface Xcos, which is similar to Simulink. A good knowledge of Scilab will help improve the employment potential of your students.
You must see the four short videos given by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya about Scilab and its benefits.
The FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay (https://fossee.in) has been promoting Scilab, and other FLOSS, such as Python, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM, R, Drupal and Linux, and open source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, MHRD.
Methodology of the Workshop
The interested participants have to register online and pay the registration fee. The registration form will be available until 5 October 2020, 4:00 PM
The “Scilab-Beginner” workshop will be 5-hours of watching relevant pre-recorded Spoken Tutorial videos with side-by-side learning, hands-on training, and interaction with experts. There will be course instructors to help you out in case you have any difficulties.
The following topics will be taught to the participants who are attending the “Scilab-Beginner” workshop. Depending on the level of the participant, one can learn any/all of the topics mentioned below. If one cannot complete all the topics, one can complete them later on, through self-learning, as all required Spoken Tutorials are freely available.
- Getting started with Scilab
- Vector Operations
- Matrix Operations
- Conditional Branching
- Scripts and Functions
- Plotting 2-D data
- Xcos Introduction
- Prof. Kannan M Moudgalya, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
- FOSSEE and Spoken Tutorial Teams, IIT Bombay
As Scilab is not subject-specific, teaching faculty and students from all domains (engineering, sciences), polytechnic colleges, and PGT of schools, can attend. Industry professionals can also attend.
The workshop will be conducted online on Wednesday, 7 October 2020, from 10 A.M to 5 P.M
Participation certificates will be provided to all participants after successful completion of the workshop, in an electronic form.
The application will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained.
The link for online registration is :
The last date of registration is 5 October 2020, 4:00 PM
- As the workshop is conducted online, it is mandatory to have a laptop and a working internet connection with good bandwidth.
- It is mandatory to have Scilab Version 6.1.0 installed in the system to attend the workshop.
- The installation sheet is available here.
- Following operating systems can be used for installing Scilab:
- Windows: 32/64-bit Vista/7/8/10
- Linux: 32/64-bit x86 Ubuntu 16.04 or newer
- macOS: 10.7 (OS X Lion) or newer