Scilab is an easy-to-use computing environment designed for scientific needs. It provides a wide range of mathematical functions, including differential equations, linear algebra and statistics.
The program works as a console, allowing you to enter various parameters and preset commands in order to get the result. That's why it will be a little easier for users with experience of working with the command line to master Scilab. However, before working, any user has to learn the commands for various mathematical operations. Under the Help menu you can find examples to help you understand the program.
After starting Scilab, you can start executing the various commands that can be found in the help system. You can test several commands, from variables like boolean that return only 'True' or 'False' to complex mathematical equations or even whole programs from different programming languages.
In addition, the program allows you to run physical simulations, such as wheel trajectory or black hole attraction. You can also generate charts, histograms, including three-dimensional ones.