sage vs enthought for sci computing

sturlamolden sturlamolden at
Tue Jul 8 22:35:49 CEST 2008

On 7 Jul, 22:35, jadamwils... at wrote:
> Hello,
> I have recently become interested in using python for scientific
> computing, and came across both sage and enthought. I am curious if
> anyone can tell me what the differences are between the two, since
> there seems to be a lot of overlap (from what I have seen). If my goal
> is to replace matlab (we do signal processing and stats on
> physiological data, with a lot of visualization), would sage or
> enthought get me going quicker? I realize that this is a pretty vague
> question, and I can probably accomplish the same with either, but what
> would lead me to choose one over the other?
> Thanks!

I work in neuroscience, and use Python of signal processing. I've used
Matlab before. Python is just better.

I do not use either Sage or Enthought. Instead I have istalled a
vanilla Python and the libraries I need. The most important parts are:

- Python 2.5.2
- NumPy
- SciPy
- Matplotlib
- wxPython
- pywin32
- Cython
- PyOpenGL
- mpi4py
- processing module
- gfortran and gcc (not a Python library, but I need a C and Fortran

Less important stuff I also have installed:

- Twisted
- PyGame
- MySQL and mysqldb
- Python for .NET (
- VideoCapture

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