Enthought Announces Plans to Extend SciPy/NumPy to Microsoft's .Net

Jul 01, 2010, 14:16 ET from Enthought, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Enthought, Inc., a leading Python and Scientific Computing technology provider announces plans to extend the SciPy and NumPy libraries to IronPython and the .Net Framework. Availability of these libraries on .Net provides advanced technical computing tools to the flexible, fully-featured Microsoft Windows software environment.

"These libraries are fundamental building blocks for technical computing applications, and we are very excited to see them become available to IronPython and the .Net community," said Shahrokh Mortazavi, Architect in Microsoft's High Performance Computing Group.

"It is exciting to witness the impact SciPy and NumPy have had on the technical computing community over the last decade. We are excited to unleash the power of these tools to a whole new group of users on the .Net platform," said Travis Oliphant, president of Enthought, addressing the attendees of the SciPy 2010 conference in Austin, TX. 

SciPy and NumPy are a suite of high-performance statistical and numerical tools for the Python programming language. They are used primarily for rapid data processing and analysis in scientific and quantitative applications.  Enthought principals, Eric Jones and Travis Oliphant, were the initial authors of SciPy, and Travis was the primary author of NumPy.   Both tools are actively maintained and enhanced by a large open-source community, and have been widely adopted by leading researchers, institutions, and commercial enterprises worldwide.  

The .Net Framework consists of a Common Language Runtime (CLR) abstraction layer over the operating system, pre-built class libraries for low-level programming tasks, and a range of specialized development frameworks and technologies that enable reusable custom applications. The collaborative effort announced today will enable existing Python applications utilizing NumPy and SciPy to run un-modified on IronPython and to take advantage of the high-performance Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler technology built into the .Net framework. 

About Enthought:

Enthought, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving the way scientific computing is accomplished by providing powerful software and services to customers. The company provides a market-leading Python distribution, Python programming training, in addition to software development and consulting services.  Clients include world-renowned hedge funds and financial institutions, major energy companies, leading technology companies, consumer goods companies, national labs, and many more organizations large and small.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Enthought also has a European office in Brussels.   For more information visit Enthought's website at www.enthought.com.

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