Reported by Samuel Gougeon, Jul 16, 2015
Steps to reproduce the problem: 1. install Plotlib 0.46 2. set its autoload flag to on 3. quit and restart Scilab Expected result: Actual result: Initialisation : Chargement de l'environnement de travail Start plotlib toolbox 0.46 Load macros Load help Warning !!! Scilab has found a critical error (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION) with "get" function. Save your data and restart Scilab. Warning !!! Scilab has found a critical error (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION) with "get" function. Save your data and restart Scilab. + Figure n° Opened + Impossible to restart a working Scilab, because startup is corrupted and nothin works, even the atomsGui, atoms functions, etc. Files SCI\.atoms\autoload.txt and autoload.bin must be removed by hand to free Scilab.
Comment 1 by Samuel Gougeon, Jul 16, 2015
This is on win7_x64. Files to be removed are autoloaded.txt | . bin (not autoload.txt ..)
Comment 2 by Stéphane Mottelet, Jul 27, 2015
Hello, I was not able to reproduce this problem under Scilab 5.5.2. When I install the module from the atoms module manager, the autoload flag is checked by default and the module loads silently. If I uncheck it, restart, then recheck, and restart, no problem either. S.
Comment 3 by Samuel Gougeon, Jul 27, 2015
Hello Stéphane, For me it is still now 100% reproducible, whatever Plotlib is the only toolbox to be autoloaded or not. Therefore, it does not look to come from interferences with another toolbox. Could it be specific to win7_x64. Samuel
Comment 4 by Andrzej Brozi, Nov 8, 2015
Hello I've got the same problem. Scilab 5.5.2 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit. I've got several modules installed, but only Scipad is set to load at startup. In my case I first noticed an empty plot window open and then the Scilab error texts as shown in the original post. Scilab did not respond to keyboard commands nor to menu selections by mouse. Installing plotlib from Atoms menu and by command line "atomsInstall('plotlib')" produced the same result. I had to remove plotlib subfolder from contrib - it generated startup error and only then it was possible to run Atoms and uninstall plotlib. Regards Andrzej Brozi