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Serial Communication

Communication over a RS-232 Serial Port with Scilab on Windows and Linux
(662 downloads for this version - 57203 downloads for all versions)
Enrico Segre
Aditya Sengupta
Owner Organization
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Aditya Sengupta
Samuel Gougeon
Creation Date
May 30, 2019
Source created on
Scilab 6.0.x
Binaries available on
Scilab 5.5.x:
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit Linux 64-bit Linux 32-bit MacOSX
Scilab 6.0.x:
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit Linux 64-bit Linux 32-bit MacOSX
Install command
--> atomsInstall("serial")
Serial Communication Toolbox for Scilab

This toolbox enables the use of Serial Communication in Scilab 
( and in Scicoslab (

This is a port of the __Portable Serial Toolbox__ for Scilab originally written
by Enrico Segre (
and has been ported to Scilab 5.x and released with his kind permission. It is
licensed, at his request, under the GPLv3. 

Enrico does not wish to provide support for this toolbox anymore. Therefore, for
any support related queries or otherwise, please raise an issue on the Github
project page (
You can reach me at [this address](, but I would
prefer you raise an issue on Github for problems with the toolbox. 

This toolbox is known to have worked so far on Linux based systems and on
Windows (up till Windows 7). 

The implementation via TCL wrappers is certainly suboptimal, but shouldn't be
such a penalty, given the low bandwidth and the intrinsic asynchronous mode of
serial communication. And mainly, it relieves the developer from supporting many
platforms at once. 

Release Notes: 
0.5  : 30/5/2019: ports # > 9 now supported.
0.4.2: 13/3/2017: Toolbox ported to Scilab 6.0
0.4.1: 2/10/2012: Toolbox ported to Scilab 5.5
0.4  : 15/4/2012: Toolbox ported to Scilab 5.4
0.3  : 14/5/2011: Initial release on ATOMS by Aditya Sengupta
       serial is now compatible with Scilab 5.x
0.2.x: 12/1/2009: Final Release by Enrico Segre
0.2  : corrected version after : 
       readserial/writeserial were confused by strings containing
       nonprintable ascii characters
Files (4)
[2.86 kB]
Miscellaneous file
CHANGES 0.4.2 => 0.5   (S. Gougeon)
 * COM #>9 are now accepted
 * eval => evstr (Scilab 6.1)
 * builder.sce :
   - now embedded as a function
   - now complies with Scilab 6
 * Improvements:
  - loader.sce: warning message added when trying to load on MacOS.
  - string(n) => msprintf("%d\n",n)
  - error messages localized
 * Help:
  - See also: short descriptions were not displayed
  - Encoding ISO-8859-1 => UTF-8
[67.86 kB]
Source code archive

[50.43 kB]
OS-independent binary for Scilab 5.5.x

[52.16 kB]
OS-independent binary for Scilab 6.0.x

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