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                CONTRIBUTORS
                ************

Outside of Scilab Enterprises, many people contributed to Scilab.
We are very grateful for all the work and the time they all spend to make
Scilab a better software.

* Vorona Aleksey
    - Russian localization

* Guillaume Azema
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & bug reports

* Jonathan Blanchard
    - Misc patches for Solaris
    - Testing and binary of Scilab under Solaris

* Yuri Chornoivan
    - Ukrainian localization
    - Many patches fixing typos and English mistakes

* Yann Collette
    - Genetic algorithm
    - Generic probabilistic meta-algorithm
    - Simulated Annealing
    - Param/parameters module
    - French localization
    - Bug reports
    - Bug Fixes

* Arnaud Dessein
    - French localization

* Calixte Denizet
    - LaTeX and MathML rendering capabilities in the Scilab Graphic
    - Improved graphic exports
    - SciNotes (Scilab editors)
    - Many key contributions

* Markus Dittrich
    - Misc patches for Gentoo

* Bernard Dujardin
    - Improvements of the Xcos documentation
    - French translation of the Xcos documentation
    - Many user oriented improvements in the Xcos code (feedbacks, checks, etc)

* Rob Farmer
    - Misc patches for FreeBSD

* Andrea Florio
    - Misc patches for Opensuse

* Oriol Gonzalez
    - Catalan localization

* Tomasz Pawel Gajc
    - Misc patches for Mandriva

* Aurélien Gérôme
    - Misc patches for Debian & Ubuntu

* Artem Glebov
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & Bug reports

* Samuel Gougeon
    - The world record of reported bugs on Scilab
    - Various demos and patches
    - Advice
    - Many feedbacks
    - Patches

* Paul Griffiths
    - Patches for the Scilab Graphic exports
    - Patch on SciNotes
    - Patch on Scilab Graphic

* Gerard Henry
    - Misc patches for Solaris/Opensolaris

* Rui Hirokawa
    - Translation of the help into Japanese

* Steven G. Johnson
    - New features on the complex functions

* Sébastien Jourdain from Artenum ( http://www.artenum.com )
    - Scilab Console ( Jrosetta )

* Alain Lamy
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & bug reports

* Vincent Lejeune
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & bug reports

* Mehran Khorshidi
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & bug reports

* Kirill Kirillov
    - Russian localization

* Stanislav Kroter
    - Many fixes in the help pages
    - Russian translation of the help pages

* Christoph Korn
    - Misc patches for Debian & Ubuntu

* Yung-Jang Lee
    - Management of non-UTF8 asian/russian charset internationalization
    - Modification of almost all the i/o functions in order to handle directory
     and file names containing UTF-8 characters.
    - Traditional Chinese localization

* Séverin Lemaignan
    - Advice

* Dan McMahill
      - Patches for NetBSD

* Thierry Martin
    - Patches
    - Feedbacks & bug reports

* Olivier Mehani
    - Advice
    - Patches

* Armin Mohring
      - German localization

* Stéphane Mottelet
    - Advice
    - Bug reports
    - Misc patches for Mac OS X

* Bruno Pinçon
    - UMFPACK interface
    - TAUCS interface
    - Random number generators
    - Distribution functions
    - Special and complex elementary functions
    - Interpolation
    - Bug reports
    - Bug fixes
    - Advice

* Jacques-Deric Rouault
    - Bug reports

* Jean-Sebastien Roy
    - Misc patches for FreeBSD

* Daniel de Souza Grilo
    - Traduction of the help into Portugues do Brazil
    - Portugues do Brazil localization

* Hiroshi Saito
    - Japanese localization
    - Misc patches on localization issues

* Zbyněk Schwarz
    - Czech localization

* Enrico Segre
    - Bug reports
    - Bug fixes
    - Advice

* Federico Vera
    - Spanish localization

* François Vogel
    - Bug reports
    - Bug fixes
    - Advice

* Torsten Werner
    - Misc patches for Debian & Ubuntu

* Jeffrey Whitaker
    - Misc patches for Mac OS X

* Shiqi Yu
    - Simplified Chinese localization

And many others...

                ORIGIN OF CODE
                **************

    The contribution of many people is acknowledged (the following list
    is not exhaustive!).

calelm: low level routines (INRIA).

control: LINPACK + EISPACK + INRIA routines.
         dsubsp and exchnqz: Paul van Dooren.
         lybsc, lydsr, lybad,sydsr and sybad are adapted from SLICE 
                (M. Denham).
         sszer: Emami-naeini, A. and van Dooren, P. (Automatica paper).
         syhsc: G.Golub, S.Nash, C.van Loan, Stanford University.
         rilac, ricd: A. Laub.
         dexpm1, pade, dclmat, coef, cerr, wexpm1, wpade, wclmat: J. Roche.
         polmc: adapted from P.Hr. Petkov, Sofia, Bulgaria.
         bdiag: adapted from Bavely and Stewart.
         ereduc,fstair: T. Beelen, P. Van Dooren.

default: Scilab routines (INRIA/ENPC) for the user. 

dcd: Library of Fortran Routines for Cumulative Distribution
         Functions, Inverses, and Other Parameters (February, 1994)
         Barry W. Brown, James Lovato, Kathy Russell Department of
         Biomathematics, Box 237, The University of Texas,
         M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 1515 Holcombe
         Boulevard. Houston, TX 77030.
        Interfaced by J.P Chancelier and B. Pinçon.

dld: is a library package of C functions that performs "dynamic link
         editing" from Wilson Ho (how@cs.ucdavis.edu). It is used on
         the linux version of scilab.

FreeBSD port: by Dan McMahill.

graphics based on entities: INRIA (M. Philippe, D. Abdemouche).
 
integ: routines from Odepack and Quadpack.
         dassl: L. Petzold (LLNL).
         hybrd: Minpack (ANL).
     routines colnew from U. Ascher and G. Bader
     Sundials : Nonlinear Solvers and Differential Equations Project, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

interf: Scilab interface with numerical libraries (INRIA/ENPC).


optim: optimization routines (Modulopt library, INRIA).
       semidef : L. Vandenberghe- S. Boyd code sp.c,
       qld     : K.Schittkowski, A.L. Tits and J.L. Zhou
       qpsolve : Berwin A. Turlach

poly: Scilab polynomial library (INRIA).


qsort: qsort.c ( quicksort from the University of California Berkeley) 
       modified for Scilab.

randlib: Library of Fortran Routines for Random Number Generation
      Barry W. Brown, James Lovato, Kathy Russell, John Venier.

SciGui: a tcl gui environment developed by Jaime Urzua: jaime_urzua@yahoo.com
    used for the help browser, waitbar and editvar

signal: routines from IEEE Signal processing library, (interfaced by C. Bunks)

Slicot : automatic control routines (www.win.tue.nl/wgs/slicot.html)

sparse: Operations on sparse matrices (interfaced by S. Steer INRIA, Bruno Pincon)

         sparse Lu factorization and resolution comes from Sparse 1.3
         by Kenneth S. Kundert, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and
         the University of California (see Copyright notice in
         programs of the "sparse" directory). The code was modified to
         work with singular matrices (J.P.Chancelier). lu.c
         (INRIA/ENPC)

     sparse Cholesky factorization codes are by Joseph W.H. Liu
         and Esmond G. Ng and Barry W. Peyton from Mathematical
         Sciences Section, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

     routines to read .mps file (sparse linear programming) are from
         J. Gondzio (Hopdm).

tclsci: interface with TCL/TK developed by Allan CORNET.

scicos: developed by then INRIA's Metalau project
        PDE Scicos palette: developed by  EADS-CCR.