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Scilab alternatives

Scilab alternatives

Posted Jan 28, 2010 17:21 UTC (Thu) by andrel (guest, #5166)
Parent article: Numerical computations with Scilab 5.2

Those looking to stick with Matlab syntax should check out Octave and Freemat.

I've switched away from Matlab to a mix of ipython and R. I find both keep the good parts of Matlab syntax (operating on vectors), but with richer data structures.

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Scilab alternatives

Posted Jan 28, 2010 20:23 UTC (Thu) by tnoo (subscriber, #20427) [Link]

or the mainstream Python combo:
- ipython
- scipy / numpy
- matplotlib
- mayavi

which provides about everything the other alternatives do, but has all the
conveniences of Python (very clean programming language). And of course
all the Python bindings to about every software out right at your

Scilab alternatives

Posted Jan 29, 2010 1:32 UTC (Fri) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

Those are all great, but like the poster above, I still use R -- there's just nothing that matches its breadth of statistical routines.

But I use R as a python library --

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