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									Present and future

         Claude Gomez
   Scilab Consortium / INRIA
    Chief Technology Officer
                               28 September 2006
Scilab players
                              Group companies and
                                   academics
  Future



  • High quality Open Source numerical software
                  INRIA
                                    Funding
  • Professional Open Source numerical software

Development
Maintenance
 Assistance
 Promotion                        Make a team
              Scilab Consortium

               12 members 2006
              23 members inin 2003
ANAGRAM TECHNOLOGIES, APPEDGE, ARTENUM,
ATMEL ROMA, AXS INGENIERIE, CRIL TECHNOLOGY,
CEA, CNES, DASSAULT-AVIATION, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE,
ECOLE CENTRALE DE PARIS, EADS, EDF, ENPC,
ESTEREL TECHNOLOGIES, IFP, INRIA, KLIPPEL,
PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN, RENAULT, STYREL TECHNOLOGIES,
THALES, TNI
                          Key players of Scilab


INRIA                                            Consortium operational team
•   Consortium hosting                           with the help of external developers
•   Legal responsibility
                                                 •    Basic development of Scilab
•   Main supplier in engineering breakthroughs
                                                 •    First level assistance
•   Funding (5 people)
                                                 •    Quality assurance, maintenance
                                                 •    Marketing and promotion
Scilab Consortium                                •    Contributors community coordination
                                                 9   people in the team
•   Project general management
•   Scilab roadmap decision-making authority
•   Funding                                      External contributors
                                                 •    Dedicated and specialized toolboxes
Scilab software
    Latest release: Scilab 4.0 (February 2006)

Main features:
• Improved Windows version
    • complete integration, virtual memory
    • compilers, performance (Atlas libraries)
• Object oriented graphics
    • Powerful graphics functions with
      Matlab syntax
    • Powerful Graphics Editor
• Java interface
• Import of Excel files
• Improved Matlab -> Scilab translator
                 How using Scilab?

• Super calculator
• Calculation engine
• Making toolboxes


     Advantages:
        •   Use of calculation libraries of Scilab
        •   Language + interpreter
        •   Easy distribution of software built around Scilab
        •   Possibility to modify Scilab kernel
        •   Complete control of the software
Scilab statistics
                     www.scilab.org



520,000 downloadings since
March 2003




                                 2003 ~ 4,000/month
                                 March 2006: 23,126/month!
www.scilab.org
                     www.scilab.org



700,000 distinct visitors
since June 2004




                                      Distinct visitors/day
                                      June 2004: ~750
                                      April 2006: ~2400
Scilab international
                             Around the world
France
   • Strong presence in mechatronics and        China
     engineering sector:                             •   Represented by LIAMA1 since 2001
     CEA, CNES, Dassault Aviation, EDF,              •   Numerous conferences
     IFP, PSA, Renault, Thales…
                                                     •   Since 2002: yearly Scilab Contest
   • Scilab used as the numerical calculation
     platform in RNTL projects OMD and SCOS          •   Used in many universities
   • Scicos used in RNTL projects SIMPA and          •   2005: Scilab used in secondary schools
     ECLIPSE
   • Used at the “agrégation de
                                                Japan
     mathématiques”, engineers schools,              • Collaboration with NII2
     Universities…                                   • 2006: Scilab Contest

Europe                                          India
   • Scilab used in the European                    •    Collaboration with IIT Bombay
     integrated project hArtes: THALES,
     ATMEL …
                                                North America
   • EADS
                                                     • Collaboration with National Instruments:
                                                       LabView / Scilab interface
 MORE THAN 250,000 INSTALLED                         • Involved in NMC3 numerical calculation
      SEATS WORLDWIDE                                  standard definition
                                                  1 LIAMA:  Sino-French Laboratory in Computer Science, Automation
                                                       and Applied Mathematics
                                                  2 NII: National Institute of Informatics - Japan
                                                  3 NMC: Numerical Mathematics Consortium
Scilab future
                          Scilab 5

• Scilab for everybody at all levels
• Different from Matlab, better in a few domains


     • The Open Source numerical software integrating scientific
      and technical breakthroughs
     • Easy standalone use
     • Modular use, services, interoperability and easy interface
       with standard professional software
                                   Scilab 5
Libraries in Scilab               Management routines                      Variables
    language                                                               memory

                                       Parser


                                  Interface routines
                                                               Interoperability
                                                                 Modularity



                                                Computation                Computation,
                         GUI       System         libraries
 GUI        Graphics                                                       Visualization,
                       creation    utilities    (Fortran, C)                  GRID…

              JAVA



                                  Windows / GNU Linux
www.scilab.org
scilab@inria.fr

								
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