The tutorial begins with an introduction that tells who may benefit from Scilab for Engineers and Scientists and that shows the way through the course up to the end of it. The introduction mentions for the first time Scilab basic variable types. Those are not only scalars, as usually in scientific computation tools, but also globally managed matrices and vectors.
To start working with Scilab, you just need a computer and an internet connection, as Scilab is free downloadable. The lecture 2 of our Scilab course explains how to obtain Scilab and how to start working with it.
The Scilab tutorial begins really here. It is a complete example, with Scilab session video demonstration, and with the Scilab commands given in an attached text file, so that you may copy-and-paste it easily. The example is the implementation of a Newton algorithm to solve a non-linear equation. This is an advanced mathematical topic, that Scilab make easy to understand.
The lecture 4 makes the example given in lecture 3 clearer, following it with explanations of how Scilab works. It introduces the rest of the tutorial: variable types, operations, graphics, and so on.