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Stops and terminates Scilab engine in Call Scilab

BOOL TerminateScilab(char *ScilabQuit);


This fonction stops the Scilab engine. It is strongly recommanded to call this function at the end when using Call Scilab .

BOOL is just a simple typedef on int (typedef int BOOL). TRUE is defined on 1 (#define TRUE 1) and FALSE is defined on 0 (#define FALSE 0).



a standard C char* containing the path to Scilab quit script (scilab.quit)

If ScilabStartup is NULL, Scilab will use the default path (detected from SCIpath).


1 (TRUE) if the operation is successfull.

0 (FALSE) if an error during initialization occured.


// A simple TerminateScilab example
if ( TerminateScilab(NULL) == FALSE ) {
 fprintf(stderr,"Error while calling TerminateScilab\n");
 return -2;


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