Enthought Python Distribution

Travis Vaught travis at enthought.com
Wed Jul 2 16:36:53 CEST 2008


We're pleased to announce the beta release of the Enthought Python  
Distribution for *Mac OS X*.


This release should safely install alongside other existing Python  
installations on your Mac.  With the Mac OS X platform support, EPD  
now provides a consistent scientific application tool set across three  
major platforms (Windows, RedHat Linux (32 and 64 bit) and OS X). This  
is a _beta_ release, so install at your own risk.  Please provide any  
feedback to info at enthought.com.  See the included EPD Readme.txt for  
instructions and known issues.

About EPD
The Enthought Python Distribution (EPD) is a "kitchen-sink-included"  
distribution of the Python™ Programming Language, including over 60  
additional tools and libraries. The EPD bundle includes the following  
major packages:

Python       Core Python
NumPy        Multidimensional arrays and fast numerics for Python
SciPy        Scientific Library for Python
Enthought Tool Suite (ETS)   A suite of tools including:
Traits       Manifest typing, validation, visualization, delegation,  
Mayavi       3D interactive data exploration environment.
Chaco        Advanced 2D plotting toolkit for interactive 2D  
Kiva         2D drawing library in the spirit of DisplayPDF.
Enable       Object-based canvas for interacting with 2D components  
and widgets.
Matplotlib   2D plotting library
wxPython     Cross-platform windowing and widget library.
Visualization Toolkit (VTK)  3D visualization framework

There are many more included packages as well.  There's a complete  
list here:


EPD is a bundle of software--every piece of which is available for  
free under various open-source licenses.  The bundle itself is offered  
as a free download to academic and individual hobbyist use.   
Commercial and non-degree granting institutions and agencies may  
purchase individual subscriptions for the bundle (http://www.enthought.com/products/order.php?ver=MacOSX 
) or contact Enthought to discuss an Enterprise license (http://www.enthought.com/products/enterprise.php 
).  Please see the FAQ for further explanation about how the software  
came together. (http://www.enthought.com/products/epdfaq.php)



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