Find Scilab & MATLAB Help Forums | Converting Code & Programming Questions

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In summary, the OP is looking for a MATLAB and/or Scilab forum to ask his question, but he has not been successful so far. He found a MATLAB forum that is no longer up and running, but the newest questions are quite old. He also found a list of MATLAB forums on a website.
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Hello, I wanted to ask if anyone knows of a decent MATLAB and/or Scilab help forum(s). My programming question is specifically for Scilab, but I can't really find any Scilab forums. Since Scilab is a MATLAB alternative, though, I might be able to get what I'm looking for in a MATLAB forum.

Better than that, if you have some familiarity with Scilab please let me know. My question is related to my earlier post about a spiking neuron program.

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/help-converting-matlab-to-scilab-code.1048647/
 
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DiracPool said:
Hello, I wanted to ask if anyone knows of a decent MATLAB and/or Scilab help forum(s).
Computational Science SE has a tag on Scilab. Their help page explicitly states:
Computational Science Stack Exchange is for questions and answers about computational methods used in technical disciplines.

Topics that are usually a good fit for this site:

Questions about software packages or languages used broadly in computational science (e.g., PETSc, MATLAB, Trilinos, LAPACK, SLEPc, R, NumPy, SciPy, Julia, Maple, Octave) except Mathematica (which has its own site now). In general, high-level questions (e.g., about language/package features) are best.
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Mathworks has extensive help and tutorials as well as user commentary for Matlab at their site;

www.mathworks.com
 
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Mathworks has extensive help and tutorials as well as user commentary for Matlab at their site;

www.mathworks.com
Since the OP is facing compatibility issues in converting MATLAB code to Scilab, MathWorks will be of little help.
 
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jedishrfu said:
If he finds something on mathworks then he could use the tool / function below to convert the Matlab code to scilab

https://help.scilab.org/docs/5.3.3/en_US/mfile2sci.html
The issue is, Mathworks will help out with MATLAB code. The OP will not be able to comment on the proposed solution's effectiveness without a MATLAB licence. MathWorks wants to know if the code runs natively in MATLAB rather than after conversion to Scilab. Anyway, the OP can surely give it a try, no harm in that.
 
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The issue is, Mathworks will help out with MATLAB code. The OP will not be able to comment on the proposed solution's effectiveness without a MATLAB licence. MathWorks wants to know if the code runs natively in MATLAB rather than after conversion to Scilab. Anyway, the OP can surely give it a try, no harm in that.
Yes, this was the case. I posted the question on "MATLAB central" on the Mathworks site. I actually got one response (which didn't help) before they shut down the commentary due to the question "not relating to Mathworks products."

https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcen...ucing-empty-matrices?s_tid=mlc_ans_email_ques

I'm trying reddit and stack overflow, but the newest questions posted related to Scilab are often close to a year old, which isn't encouraging. Shame, because Scilab is really a cool app.

Btw, I found this site with a list of the "Top 10 MATLAB forums," and PhysicsForums was listed as #5!
 

Related to Find Scilab & MATLAB Help Forums | Converting Code & Programming Questions

Where can I find help forums for Scilab and MATLAB?

You can find help forums for Scilab and MATLAB on their respective official websites, as well as on popular community forums like Stack Overflow, Reddit, and specialized forums like MATLAB Central and Scilab Users. These platforms provide a wealth of information and community support for troubleshooting and learning.

How do I convert Scilab code to MATLAB code?

To convert Scilab code to MATLAB code, you can use various tools and manual methods. Some online converters and scripts can automate parts of the process, but manual adjustments are often necessary due to differences in syntax and function names. Reviewing the documentation for both environments can also help identify equivalent functions and practices.

What are the main differences between Scilab and MATLAB programming languages?

The main differences between Scilab and MATLAB include syntax variations, built-in function names, and certain core functionalities. MATLAB is a commercial product with extensive toolboxes and support, while Scilab is open-source and may have fewer built-in functions. However, both are powerful for numerical computing and have similar capabilities for many applications.

Are there any forums specifically for converting code between Scilab and MATLAB?

While there are no forums exclusively dedicated to converting code between Scilab and MATLAB, many general programming and numerical computing forums have sections or threads where users discuss code conversion. Platforms like Stack Overflow, MATLAB Central, and the Scilab Users mailing list are good places to ask specific questions about code conversion.

What are some common challenges when converting code from Scilab to MATLAB?

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