[neutron-mc] scilab 4.1

Willendrup, Peter Kj=?ISO-8859-1?B?5g==?=r peter.willendrup at risoe.dk
Thu Mar 15 15:38:31 CET 2007

Hi Rob and neutron-mc users,

On 3/15/07 3:36 PM, "Robert Dalgliesh" <r.m.dalgliesh at rl.ac.uk> wrote:

> I've been trying to use scilab 4.1 with a trace using mcdisplay from
> mcgui (mcstas-1.10) on a fedora core 6 system.
> It seems to be broken as no output window appear at all and the
> simulation simply completes as if you were not running a trace.
> I've not been able to trace the cause as no error messages appear.
> having reread the instructions I've now installed scilab 4.0 and it is
> perfectly happy as are Matlab and PGPLOT.
> As I can't find any mention of a specific problem with scilab 4.1 in the
> bugs or the installation instructions I thought I had better let you
> know that there may be a problem.

Thanks for reporting! You are absolutely right that there is indeed a
problem with the new Scilab version in regard to McStas and also right in
the fact that this bug has not been documented anywhere - sorry about that.

For now, the solution will be to stick with Scilab 4.0 as you propose above.
A fix for McStas to Scilab 4.1 is _not_ likely to be in the next release as
other functioning plotters exist.

Note also that the next McStas release will bring the classical PGPLOT
McStas plotters to Windows!

Best regards,


Peter Willendrup, MSc
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