Scilab software, stemming from Inria, France is the worldwide open source reference in numerical computation software. Please see www.scilab.org for more details. Scilab is used in all major strategic scientific areas of industry and services such as space, aeronautics, automotive, energy, defense, finance and transport.
We, the Scilab team at IIT Bombay India, aim to increase the use of Scilab in educational institutions across India. The primary focus of our efforts is to help educational institutions shift from using proprietary packages to using Scilab. Scilab is a major component of the FOSSEE (Free and Open source Software for Education) project. The goal of this project is to enable the students and faculty of various colleges/institutes/universities across India to use Open Source Software tools for all their computational needs, thereby improving the quality of instruction, learning and to avoid expensive licences of computational tools for research and education.