Scilab Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Scilab is a free and open-source, cross-platform numerical computational package and a high-level, numerically oriented programming language. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Scilab from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Scilab Silently

Scilab 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Scilab 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • scilab-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Scilab Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Scilab 32-bit
Vendor:Scilab Enterprises
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:scilab-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.scilab.org/download

Scilab 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Scilab 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • scilab-x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Scilab Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:Scilab 64-bit
Vendor:Scilab Enterprises
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:scilab-x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.scilab.org/download

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Scilab installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Scilab 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

scilab-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Scilab-Install.log"

Scilab 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

scilab-x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Scilab-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Scilab to “C:\Scilab”

Scilab 32-bit (EXE)

scilab-x.x.x.exe /DIR="C:\Scilab" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Scilab 64-bit (EXE)

scilab-x.x.x_x64.exe /DIR="C:\Scilab" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Scilab Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Scilab installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Scilab 32-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

scilab-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Scilab 64-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

scilab-x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall Scilab Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Scilab 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Scilab 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Scilab 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\scilab-6.1.0\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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