[SciPy-dev] Enthought Python Distribution
Wed Jul 2 09:34:01 CDT 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 email@example.com. See the included EPD Readme.txt for
instructions and known issues.
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
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
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
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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