GUI tookit for science and education

Robert Kern rkern at
Thu Aug 18 02:51:41 CEST 2005

James Sungjin Kim wrote:
> Michele Simionato wrote:
>>My vote is for ipython + matplotlib. Very easy and very powerful.
> Is it really easier than to use MATLAB(TM)?

If you're only doing exactly the things that MATLAB or one of its 
toolkits was designed to do, then MATLAB will probably be somewhat more 
convenient. Once you move outside of that box and start doing real 
programming, Python (with Numeric, ipython, matplotlib, scipy, et al.) 
beats MATLAB handily.

Robert Kern
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