How To Install scilab on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install scilab on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update scilab.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install scilab

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is scilab and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install scilab on Ubuntu 22.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install scilab using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install scilab using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install scilab

Install scilab using apt

Because scilab is available in Ubuntu 22.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install scilab using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install scilab

Install scilab using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install scilab by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install scilab

How to upgrade (update) a single package scilab using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the scilab, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install scilab

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall scilab from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the scilab package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove scilab

Uninstall scilab and all its dependencies

To uninstall scilab and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove scilab

Remove scilab with all configurations and data

To remove scilab configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge scilab

Remove scilab completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to scilab package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge scilab

Extra info and code examples

Scilab is a matrix-based scientific software package. Scilab contains hundreds of built-in mathematical functions, rich data structures (including polynomials, rationals, linear systems, lists, etc...) and comes with a number of specific toolboxes for control, signal processing, ... This package also provides Xcos, a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated. Stable and efficient solution for industrial and academics needs, Xcos provides functionalities for modeling of mechanical systems (automotive, aeronautics...), hydraulic circuits (dam, pipe modeling...), control systems, etc. Modelica capabilities are also provided. For a minimum version of scilab, install package "scilab-cli".

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install scilab using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the scilab from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

How To Install scilab on Fedora 34

How To Install scilab on CentOS 8

How To Install scilab on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install scilab on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install scilab on Kali Linux

How To Install scilab on Debian 11

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