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Scipad, maintained by Francois Vogel and Enrico Segre Scipad is a powerful editor and graphical debugger for programs written in Scilab language. It is a mature and highly configurable programmer's editor, including features like syntax colorization, regexp search/replace, parentheses matching, logical/physical line numbering, peer windows, line and block text editing, and much more. Scipad can be used along with Scicoslab or Scilab, but even as a standalone text editor. Used as internal Sci(cos)lab editor, it interacts tightly with the interpreter, allowing - Scilab code execution control - conditional breakpointing - variable retrieval and tooltip display - Scilab help lookup - access to source code of Scilab library function - control of Scilab facilities for Matlab code and creation of help documents - and much more Scipad also includes basic Modelica and XML syntax colorization; it is currently localized in 13 languages and further localizations can easily be added. Scipad is entirely written in Tcl/Tk and Scilab language. It has been tested and developed under various versions of Windows and Linux; it should run on MacOSX on top of certain environments (untested). Historically, the ongoing versions of Scipad used to be included in the distributions of Scilab (up to version 5.1.1). As this is no more the case, this repository carries the latest developments of the continuing project. Care has been taken to support at best all versions of Scilab and Scicoslab since 4.1 to current, and all underlying versions of Tcl/Tk from 8.4.6 on. Please note however that certain features may not be available in some combinations of Sci(cos)lab or Tcl/Tk. In particular: - The graphical debugger cannot work in any version of Scilab >= 5, because of broken communication support at source. For more details about the debugger in Scilab 5, please check this page: http://wiki.scilab.org/Scipad_debugger_inner_beauties For many, that could be a reason to stick to Scicoslab instead. - Peer editing is available only with Tk >= 8.5 - Further specific issues are discussed in the tracker area. Check out the Scipad project page: http://sourceforge.net/p/scipad/home/ Please see help Scipad for details about how to use this software once installed. ---------------- -- DISCLAIMER -- ---------------- This package has been developed and tested on Windows, mainly on Vista. It is also working on Linux, but not with the very latest Scilab 5.3.0beta4. On Linux, if you want to use Scipad with Scilab and not with Scicoslab, please use Scilab 5.2.2. Attempts to have Scipad work with Scilab 5.3.0beta4 on Linux all failed. This is due to BUG #7654 of Scilab 5: http://bugzilla.scilab.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7954 --> UNTIL THIS BUG GETS FIXED, SCIPAD CANNOT WORK WITH SCILAB 5.3 ON LINUX! <-- Please refer to the detailed tested combinations at the end of the present readme file. ------------------ -- INSTALLATION -- ------------------ Installation steps are the same for both Windows and Linux. 1. Case of a Scilab 5 environment ------------------------------ Scipad is distributed as a zipped atoms package in source form. Installation steps are: a. Download the package: scipad-X.YY-Scilab5.zip b. Save it where you want, say in a directory <MYDIR> c. Check if another version of Scipad is already installed by issueing: atomsIsInstalled("scipad") If the command above returns true, then the existing version of Scipad must be removed first through: atomsRemove("scipad") Then quit Scilab 5 and restart it d. Now install Scipad with the following set of commands, replacing <MYDIR> by the folder where you unzipped the package, and X.YY by the Scipad version number: scipver = "X.YY"; atomsInstall(<MYDIR>+"/scipad-"+scipver+"-Scilab5.zip"); if ~exists("atomsinternalslib") then load("SCI/modules/atoms/macros/atoms_internals/lib"); end execstr("exec("""+atomsGetInstalledPath(["scipad" scipver])+"/builder.sce"",-1)"); atomsLoad("scipad"); Note: Even if this aims at installing Scipad from a locally available package, atoms will need an internet connection when launching atomsInstall. For some reason the process wants to download a file repository+"/TOOLBOXES/"+ARCH+"/"+OSNAME+".gz" atomsSetConfig("offLine","true") does not help since it funnily wants to do the same thing whereas one precisely tries to tell atoms there is no network e. You can then launch Scipad, e.g. through the command: scipad() f. When restarting Scilab later, it will automatically remember Scipad is installed 2. Case of a Scicoslab 4.4 (or more) environment --------------------------------------------- Scipad is distributed as a zip file. Installation steps are: a. Download the package: scipad-X.YY.-Scicoslab.zip b. Uncompress it somewhere c. Copy/paste the *content* of the unzipped directory into the installation directory of ScicosLab (accept overwriting of existing files) - Note that this requires root privileges d. Open ScicosLab with root privileges (Linux: sudo scicoslab) and issue: genlib("utillib"); A warning saying that "utillib has been updated, but cannot be loaded into Scilab because utillib is a protected variable" may appear (depending on versions), and can be ignored. e. Quit ScicosLab. f. Reopen ScicosLab and enjoy: scipad() 3. Case of a Scilab 4.1.2 environment ---------------------------------- The same recipe as for a Scicoslab environment should be used. --------------------- -- STANDALONE MODE -- --------------------- Scipad can be run in standalone mode, i.e. with no Scilab or Scicoslab environment running under its feet. Obviously in such a case no action requiring communication with an underlying environment can be executed. This includes the debugger and a number of commands such as "Execute in Scilab", "Open source code of...", "Import Matlab file...", "Create help skeleton..." and a few more. Running Scipad standalone is often used for debug purposes, but it is also a way of having a nice editor at hand. It requires Tcl/Tk be installed on your system. If this is not already the case, please check the Internet for explanations about how to install Tcl/Tk for your favourite platform. Then, Scipad can be launched from wish very easily, by executing the following snippet: catch {unset pad} cd <SCIPADTCL> set Scilab5 false ; set Scilab4 false ; set Scicoslab true set env(SCIINSTALLPATH) <SCIINSPATH> set env(SCIHOME) <SCIHOME> set env(SCIPADINSTALLPATH) <SCIPADROOT> lappend ::auto_path <TK85PATH> source scipad.tcl console hide ; # optional (the console is normally used to debug Scipad) In this script you have to replace: <SCIPADTCL> by: the directory where the file "scipad.tcl" is located <SCIINSPATH> by: the root directory of Scilab/Scicoslab (this is used to load TkDnD and to dynamically retrieve the Scicos keywords to colorize) <SCIHOME> by: the directory returned by the command SCIHOME in Scilab/Scicoslab (this is where the Scipad preferences file is saved) <SCIPADROOT> by: the full path of the directory where Scipad is installed (this is the same as <SCIPADTCL> for a Scipad version targeted to Scicoslab, but it is not for a Scipad version targeted to Scilab 5) <TK85PATH> by: the full path of the directory named "tk8.5" in Scilab/Scicoslab (this is needed only for the drag and drop feature be working - Scipad can do without it) Warnings: - filepaths containing spaces must be enclosed by double quotes (") - even on Windows, you should use the Linux path separator /, not the Windows antislash character \ (or escape it by doubling it) ------------- -- REMOVAL -- ------------- 1. Case of a Scilab 5 environment ------------------------------ Remove Scipad by issueing the following command: atomsRemove("scipad"); 2. Case of a Scicoslab 4.4 (or more) environment --------------------------------------------- You cannot completely remove Scipad since it is an integral part of the Scicoslab software. You may however install a different version of Scipad (a previous version or a newer version) by following the same installation steps as provided above. 3. Case of a Scilab 4.1.2 environment ---------------------------------- The same recipe as for a Scicoslab environment should be used. -------------------------------------------- -- COMBINATIONS TESTED, WITH TEST RESULTS -- -------------------------------------------- The following combinations have been tested (with Scipad 8.54): WINDOWS VISTA 64 bits (Scilab/Scicoslab still 32 bits binaries) Install Run DnD Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms, allusers : ok ok ok Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms, user : ok ok ok Scilab 5.1.1, Scipad as module : ok ok(1) not tested Scicoslab 4.4b7 : ok ok ok Scilab 4.1.2 : ok ok ok Standalone : - ok not tested WINDOWS 7 Install Run DnD Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms : ok ok ok Scicoslab 4.4b7 : ok ok ok LINUX UBUNTU 10.04 Lucid Lynx Install Run DnD Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms : ok KO(2) Scilab 5.2.2 : ok ok ok Scicoslab 4.4b7 : ok ok KO(3) LINUX FEDORA 13 Install Run DnD Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms : ok KO(2) Scilab 5.2.2 : ok ok ok Scicoslab 4.4b7 (4) : ok ok ok DEBIAN LENNY 5.0.6 Install Run DnD Scilab 5.3.0beta4, atoms : ok KO(2) Scilab 5.2.2 : ok ok ok Scicoslab 4.4b7 : ok ok KO(3) (1) with an error message on help chapter during loader.sce (2) hangs because of BUG 7954 (3) tkdnd package can't be found, for some reason (4) binary version package for Fedora 12
Source: scipad-8.55-readme.txt, updated 2010-10-16

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