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api_scilab is the Scilab interface to read/write data from/to Scilab memory
In the previous versions of Scilab, there was no clear or easy way to extend Scilab or to use it as an embedded application.
Since Scilab 5.2.0, these issues have been tackled by API Scilab. Its provides a new consistent, documented and easy way API.
This API provides functions to read/write data from/to Scilab memory.
It provides many advantages:
Management of all Scilab data types
Consistency over all data types
Fully tested by unitary tests
Straight and named access (See the call_scilab API) to variables.
And it will be maintained over future versions of Scilab
Usually, this API is used to extend Scilab capabilities but can be used in other contexts
Libraires or C/C++ functions: Many librairies have been developped on the free/Open source or proprietary markets. This library can be loaded and used in a high level language like Scilab. API Scilab provides the capabilities to interact with such libraries.
Scilab can be used as computing engine from a third party software. This feature is called call_scilab when Scilab is used from C/C++ code or javasci when used from Java. Access to variable is done through their names (named variable).
Note that old APIs (stackX.h) will not be available after Scilab 6.0 (included).
See Also - API_Scilab
- boolean reading API,
- boolean writing API,
- bsparse reading API,
- bsparse writing API,
- Common getvaraddr API,
- Common getvardimension API,
- Common getvartype API,
- Common iscomplex API,
- Common isvarmatrixtype API,
- Double management reading API,
- Double management writing API,
- Integer management reading API,
- Integer management writing API,
- getmatrixofintegerprecision API,
- Pointer reading API,
- Pointer writing API,
- poly getpolyvariablename API,
- Polynomial management reading API,
- Polynomial management writing API,
- Sparse management reading API,
- Sparse management writing_API,
- String management reading API,
- String management writing API
See Also - API_Scilab list management
- list boolean reading API
- list boolean writing API
- list bsparse reading API
- list bsparse writing API
- list_createlist API
- list double reading API
- list double writing API
- list getlistitemaddress API
- list getlistitemnumber API
- list integer reading API
- list integer writing API
- list pointer reading API
- list pointer writing API
- list poly reading API
- list poly writing API
- list sparse reading API
- list sparse writing API
- list string reading API
- list string writing API
See Also - call_scilab