ANN: SciPy 0.10 -- Scientific Computing with Python
eric at enthought.com
Sun Aug 19 23:03:35 EDT 2001
Enthought is pleased to announce SciPy 0.10 available at:
SciPy is an open source package that builds on the
strengths of Python and Numeric providing a wide range of
fast scientific and numeric functionality. SciPy's current module
set includes the following:
Special Functions (Bessel, hanker, Airy, etc.)
2D Plotting capabilities
Optimization (simplex, BFGS, Netwon-CG, etc.)
Numeric -> C++ expression compiler
Parallel programming tools
Splines and Interpolation
And other stuff.
SciPy relies on Python 2.1 and Numeric 20.1 (which is included
in the binaries). It might work with other versions but nothing
else has been tested.
The license is currently BSD for the 0.10 release. It could change
to something like the Python license in the future. Whatever the
choice, it'll be of the "free for both non-commercial and
commercial use, just don't sue us" style.
scipy-dev at scipy.org
scipy-user at scipy.org
searchable archives are also available at www.scipy.org
www.scipy.org is a community site based on Zope. Please use its
interactivity to host your own scientific modules, comment on pages,
and engage in discussions (wiki-style).
Many thanks to:
Travis Oliphant who has made huge code and infrastructure
Jim Huginin, Paul Dubois, and the rest of the Numeric
gang for building and maintaining such a powerful tool
for scientific programming.
The Numeric wizards that have built www.netlib.org into the
treasure trove that it is.
GvR and the many Python contributors for such a nice language.
If the 0.10 release number isn't plain enough, let me spell it
out. This is an alpha release. While much of it is very
useable, many bugs remain. Documentation
exists but is still spotty. Installation is tested on Windows
and Linux, but still breaks occasionally. Plotting still has
kinks. And many other issues. The point of this release is
to provide a technology preview and to solicit help with
both finding bugs and code development.
One other thing: INTERFACES WILL LIKELY CHANGE!
Function names, module names, calling conventions, etc. are
still in flux. 0.20 will definitely not be backwards compatible
with 0.10. However, we'll work hard to get this stabilized as
quickly as feasible (but not any quicker).
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