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Scilab has been included as a new package after the F16 release. An updated Scilab version is now available on the F17 scientific spin.


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  • CC: sylvestre.ledru AT scilab DOT org
  • CC: julie.paul AT scilab DOT org

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: Sun Dec 18 14:58:33 UTC 2011
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Detailed Description

Scilab 5.4.0 alpha 1 is a test version provided to the community.

This version introduces Scilab desktop which allows the user to save and restore his Scilab windows configuration. scilab_desktop

In this context, strong efforts have been carried out on the graphical components:

  • File browser is now available to facilitate quick access to Scilab files and documents.
  • Browsevar look and feel has been improved and new features introduced.
  • Editvar has been renewed. It allows to plot and manages almost all Scilab variable types and is much more faster.
  • History browser is now faster and more efficient.

XML access from Scilab has never been easier thanks to a new dedicated module to read and write XML files named XML.

Available in a future alpha or beta version of Scilab 5.4.0, an internal improvement of Scilab graphics will provide faster and better 2-D and 3-D plotting. A future development release will also introduce Scilab preferences (unique interface to configure Scilab and its modules).

Benefit to Fedora

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How To Test

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User Experience

All user of the scientific spin may notice this inclusion.


  • Upstream 5.4.0 release
  • jgraphx >= [1]

Contingency Plan

Backup to 5.3.3 (present in f16)


Release Notes

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