Monday, November 7, 2011

Scilab Keyboard Shortcuts

List of keyboard shortcuts for beginners.
If you are a beginner to Scilab, you can get up to speed by using these keyboard shortcuts:

  1. F2: Clear the console. Same as the clc command.
  2. F1: Open Scilab Help Browser. Same as the help command.
  3. Esc: Abort a partially typed command and clear the line for a new command.
  4. Ctrl+Q: Quit Scilab. Same as the menu choice File -> Quit in the Scilab Console.
  5. History Browser:
    1. Up arrow: Previous command. Continue to press to backward along the history list.
    2. Down arrow: Next command. Only available after you have pressed Up arrow at least once. Continue to press until you reach the most recent command.
  6. Command Completion: While typing a command in the Scilab console, pressing the Tab key once pops up a list of Scilab commands matching the pattern you have typed. You can then do one of the following:
    1. You can continue to type more letters to reduce the length of this list.
    2. You can move through the list using arrow keys (or the mouse) and select the command you want and press enter. You can reduce the amount of typing using this feature.
  7. Editing a previous command from history or a partially typed command:
    1. Left arrow, Right arrow: Move left/right one character at a time.
    2. Home, End: Move to beginning/end of command.
    3. Ctrl+Left arrow, Ctrl+Right arrow: Move left/right one word at a time.
    4. Del: Delete one character to the right of the cursor.
    5. Backspace: Delete one character to the left of the cursor.
Here are some keyboard shortcuts that you can use inside SciNotes, the Scilab code editor and IDE:
  1. Ctrl_L: Execute file with echo.
  2. Ctrl+E: Execute the script up to the cursor location. With echo. Lines after the cursor are not executed.
  3. Ctrl+Shift+E: Execute file with no echo.Requires the script/function file to be saved before this request can be completed.
  4. F5: Save and execute.
  5. Ctrl+F: Find/Replace.
  6. Ctrl+K, Ctrl+Shift+K: Find next/previous.
  7. F3: Incremental search
There are many more which I have not listed. The more you know, faster you can work in Scilab.

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