"I have read your posting as of ... to the Scilab newsgroup. It was very clear. Can you make a FAQ out of it?" Yes, we can, and here it is!
The hints, tricks, and information put together in sci-BOT come from our own experience (read: daily struggle), problems we have solved for our colleagues, and of course questions answered on the newsgroup. Therfore, this document is a rather loose collection of facts, and should not be read cover to cover.
What this document is not:
An introduction to Scilab
There already is an excellent "Introduction to Scilab", the Scilab User's Guide, SCI/doc/Intro.ps.
A replacement for reading the documentation
IONSHO ("In Our Not So Humble Opinion") folks who do not read the documentation get what they deserve. Scilab's documentation is truly great, so why not using it? To get a command's man-page type help at the command line. The same is achieved in the graphical environment with the Help button. If the exact command name is unknown, the powerful cousin of help, apropos jumps in. It can by used from the command line as well as from the Scilab Help Panel.
Another FAQ list
We do not follow the simple Question-and-Answer style. Instead we try to explore Scilab in all directions.
In the spirit of the OpenSource any helpful suggestion or correction concerning this collection will be acknowledged with the author's name and email address. If you want to tell us of a mistake, or want an item added, please drop an email at <email@example.com>.