linux and Scilab

It seems that Scilab examples don't always work when the code being downloaded contains the syms command. After nosing around and posting on the Scilab forum I am directed to the Scilab Symbolic Toolbox at https://scilab.in/scilab-symbolic-toolbox. It also seems very obvious that this set of instructions is directed towards, "OS:Ubuntu 14.04", which is a linux OS. What about those of us that are using windows! There are a lot of us. I would like to see a set of instructions directed towards those of us who are not using linux! I have used a linux OS at work a couple of years ago, but now I am solely using windows 8.1, which is much different than linux. So what about us windows users or are we just stuck without being able to use the Symbolic Toolbox?

Scilab Toolbox Signal Processing Toolbox 10-03-18, 5:45 a.m. maxcy

While we understand your requirements, please know that we have limited resources available for developing toolboxes. For this particular toolbox, we provide support only for the Linux version as that is our priority. We are a FOSS promotion group, first and foremost. Our priority will always be to make tools available for Linux users. We got the toolbox working for Linux platform to make sure our TBC examples can be executed on at least one platform. You have two options now- 1. Switch to a Linux platform 2. Either contact Scilab users mailing list (users@list.scilab.org) or the toolbox authors directly asking if anyone has this toolbox working for Windows. Please bear in mind the authors have not maintained this toolbox for many years. So it is quite possible that you will find no help there.

11-03-18, 5:11 a.m. shamika
If I had known that you were only concerned with Linux user I would not have wasted my time and used Matlab instead.

11-03-18, 10:28 a.m. maxcy
We develop tools for all our users including Windows platform users. For this toolbox, we do not have the resources to devote time to build a Windows compatible toolbox as we are not the original toolbox authors. You could take up your concern with the toolbox authors. Or, for symbolic computation you could use Sage too.

11-03-18, 2:54 p.m. shamika
Well what is Saga? And will it allow me run these Scilab examples containing syms?

11-03-18, 8:18 p.m. maxcy
Maybe on the Scilab download site there ought to be a message that the windows download does not containĀ all the functionality of the Linux version so us windows user will know what we are getting into before finding out the hard way that the windows versionĀ is an inferior product! How do I get in touch with the toolbox authors? And, what is Sage? And will it allow me to run your published example code containing syms?

11-03-18, 8:28 p.m. maxcy
Sage link- http://doc.sagemath.org/html/en/index.html. You should be able to get the same results but the syntax will differ. I'm not sure if Sage has a 'syms' function. Sage and Scilab are in no way connected. Both are FOSS tools but we do not offer support for Sage.

12-03-18, 3:20 a.m. shamika

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