MATLAB-Scilab help forums?

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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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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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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!
 

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