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    Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    Hello, how do I install the application Scilab 5.4.0 (.tar.gz package) into Ubuntu 12.04? The available Scilab in the Software Center is 5.3.3 and I would lik to use version 5.4.0..

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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    unpack it:
    Code:
    tar zxf scilab-5.4.0.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz
    to run it:
    Code:
    cd scilab-5.4.0/bin
    ./scilab
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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    I can run the program now. But can I add a shortcut or something to the Unity Launcher? Simply lock it to the launcher, close it and try to run it by clicking the launcher didnt work.

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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    Then you need to use the command like;
    Code:
    sh -c "cd /path/to/bin && ./scilab"
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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    I gotten the reply of 'Permission denied', even with sudo.

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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    Pull out one of the launcher from dash to the Desktop (doesn't matter which app you pull to the Desktop). Right click and hit Properties.

    Change the comman (in my case):
    Code:
    sh -c "cd ./Downloads/scilab-5.4.0/bin && ./scilab"
    You can also give it a name, icon and comment.
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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    How do you pull out the launcher? I tried dragging it from the launcher area to the desktop area, but nothing happened.

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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    No, drag a whatever launcher from 'Dash'.
    Hit the 'Super Key' to display Dash (the window button).
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    Re: Help in Installing Scilab 5.4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

    It worked, thank you. It took me quite a while because when I used the LibreOffice Writer launcher, the launcher file broke. I used Calculator instead.

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