Lab Migration Project

Are you still buying expensive licences of computational tools for research and education in labs?

Then we suggest it's time to switch to the world of free knowledge and use a nifty, free-of-cost software called Scilab. We are happy to announce the launch of Lab Migration Project all over India. We invite students and faculty from all Engineering and Non-Engineering Colleges to come forward and take part in this project.

About the project:

Lab Migration aims to migrate labs that use proprietary software (e.g. Matlab) to a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) only lab. We recommend the use of Scilab for any numerical computation and simulation in an engineering or scientific lab. Scilab and Xcos are the open source alternatives to Matlab and Simulink. Scilab offers the same capabilities and ease of use as any equivalent proprietary software for any numerical computation and simulation without having to pay a huge amount of money to procure licenses.

The Lab Migration team helps in the following ways:

  • Provide suggestions on the different ways Scilab can be implemented in the laboratory
  • Coordinate the migration of the lab to FOSS only laboratory
  • Provide solutions to the lab's problem statements
  • Conduct Scilab workshops free of cost

Scilab/Xcos, which offers capabilities similar to those of Matlab/Simulink, can be easily employed for most academic purposes. Learn how to submit a proposal here - You can also post your queries here