This toolbox enables communications between VISA for Windows and Linux (NI-VISA) and Scilab in order to control instruments.
This toolbox uses the VISA library from National Instruments, available at http://www.ni.com/visa/.
This is a rewrite of the GPIB toolbox, created by T. Reveyrand (http://forge.scilab.org/index.php/p/gpib/) which uses obsolete part of Scilab (for third-party integration and for documentation). This present toolbox uses a more modern SWIG wrapping of the NI-VISA library.
See also : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_Driver