[SciPy-user] Matlab, Scipy and teaching science

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Thu Oct 20 11:00:24 CDT 2005


On Thu, 20 Oct 2005, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:

> >>>>> "Robert" == Robert Kern <rkern at ucsd.edu> writes:
>
>     Robert> At the recent SciPy '05 conference, Aric Hagberg told me
>     Robert> that he ran a student summer program at LANL where they
>     Robert> had to make a choice between purchasing Matlab licenses
>     Robert> for a few dozen students or using Python. Of course they
>     Robert> used Python. To help with the installation issue, they
>     Robert> built a Linux LiveCD with all of the relevant software
>
> Is this live Linux CD available for download somewhere?  I'm sure a
> large number of folks would find this very useful.

What about the debian based Quantian?
http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian.html

Some time ago we did some effort to get scipy included.
Presently it does in addition include python 2.3, ipython, matplotlib,
python-vtk, wxgtk2.4-python, atlas2-base, PIL ...
More detailed list below and at

http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/quantian_0.6.9.3.quantian.packages.txt

Best,

Arnd

ii  python                   2.3.4-1        An interactive high-level
object-oriented language (default vers
ii  python-apt               0.5.10         Python interface to libapt-pkg
ii  python-bibtex            1.2.1-1        Python interfaces to BibTeX
and the GNU Recode library
ii  python-biopython         1.30-2         Python library for
bioinformatics
ii  python-biopython-martel  1.30-1         Flat file parser for the
Biopython library
ii  python-dev               2.3.4-4        Header files and a static
library for Python (default)
ii  python-egenix-mxdatetime 2.0.5-2        Date and time handling
routines for Python [dummy package]
ii  python-egenix-mxtexttool 2.0.5-2        Fast text manipulation tools
for Python [dummy package]
ii  python-gd                0.53-1         GD module is an interface to
the GD library
ii  python-gdal              1.2.1-1        Python bindings to the
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
ii  python-glade2            2.2.0-3        GTK+ bindings: Glade support
ii  python-gnome2            2.0.3-1        Python bindings for the GNOME
desktop environment
ii  python-gnuplot           1.7-4          A Python interface to the
gnuplot plotting program
ii  python-gtk2              2.2.0-3        Python bindings for the GTK+
widget set
ii  python-imaging           1.1.4-3        Python Imaging Library
ii  python-matplotlib        0.64-1         python based plotting system
in a style similar to matlab
ii  python-mode              4.62-1         Emacs-lisp python-mode for the
Python language
ii  python-netcdf            2.4.6-2        A netCDF interface for Python
ii  python-numeric           23.6-2         Numerical (matrix-oriented)
Mathematics for Python
ii  python-numeric-ext       23.6-2         Extension modules for Numeric
Python
ii  python-pmw               1.2-2          Pmw -- Python MegaWidgets
ii  python-pypaint           0.3-1          pypaint provides a light
Python wrapper for libart
ii  python-reportlab         1.19debian-0.1 ReportLab library to create
PDF documents using Python
ii  python-scientific        2.4.6-2        Python modules useful for
scientific computing
ii  python-stats             0.6-5          A collection of statistical
functions for Python
ii  python-tables            0.8.1-4        A hierarchical database for
Python based on HDF5
ii  python-tk                2.3.4-1        Tkinter - Writing Tk
applications with Python (default version)
ii  python-vtk               4.2.6-5        Python bindings for VTK
ii  python-xml               0.8.3-5        XML tools for Python [dummy
package]
ii  python2.3                2.3.4-13       An interactive high-level
object-oriented language (version 2.3)
ii  python2.3-arpack         0.2-3          Python binding to ARPACK
ii  python2.3-biopython      1.30-1         Python library for
bioinformatics
ii  python2.3-biopython-mart 1.30-1         Flat file parser for the
Biopython library
ii  python2.3-cjkcodecs      1.1.1-1        Python Unicode Codecs
Collection for CJK Encodings
ii  python2.3-dev            2.3.4-13       Header files and a static
library for Python (v2.3)
ii  python2.3-doc            2.3.4-13       Documentation for the
high-level object-oriented language Python
ii  python2.3-egenix-mxdatet 2.0.5-2        Date and time handling
routines for Python 2.3
ii  python2.3-egenix-mxtextt 2.0.5-2        Fast text manipulation tools
for Python 2.3
ii  python2.3-egenix-mxtools 2.0.5-2        A collection of new builtins
for Python 2.3
ii  python2.3-f2py           2.42.239+1844- Fortran to Python interface
generator
ii  python2.3-glade2         2.2.0-3        GTK+ bindings: Glade support
ii  python2.3-gnome2         2.0.3-1        Python bindings for the GNOME
desktop environment
ii  python2.3-gtk2           2.2.0-3        Python bindings for the GTK+
widget set
ii  python2.3-iconvcodec     1.1.2-1        Python universal Unicode
codec, using iconv()
ii  python2.3-imaging        1.1.4-3        Python Imaging Library
ii  python2.3-japanese-codec 1.4.9-3        Japanese Codecs for Python
ii  python2.3-mysqldb        1.1.6-1        A Python interface to MySQL
ii  python2.3-numarray       1.1-2          An array processing package
modelled after Python-Numeric
ii  python2.3-numeric        23.5-1         Numerical (matrix-oriented)
Mathematics for Python
ii  python2.3-numeric-ext    23.5-1         Extension modules for Numeric
Python
ii  python2.3-psycopg        1.1.15-1       Python 2.3 module for
PostgreSQL
ii  python2.3-pyorbit        2.0.1-1        A Python language binding for
the ORBit2 CORBA implementation
ii  python2.3-pythoncard     0.7.3.1-1      wxPython-based GUI
construction framework (underlying Python 2.3
ii  python2.3-reportlab      1.19debian-0.1 ReportLab library to create
PDF documents using Python (2.3)
ii  python2.3-rpy            0.4.0-1        Python interface to the GNU R
language and environment
ii  python2.3-scipy          0.3.2-3        scientific tools for Python
2.3
ii  python2.3-scipy-core     0.3.0+108.1820 Scientific tools for Python
ii  python2.3-sqlite         0.5.1-3        Python interface to SQLite
ii  python2.3-subversion     1.0.9-2        Python modules for interfacing
with Subversion (aka. svn)
ii  python2.3-tables         0.8.1-4        A hierarchical database for
Python based on HDF5
ii  python2.3-tk             2.3.4-13       Tkinter - Writing Tk
applications with Python (v2.3)
ii  python2.3-umfpack        0.1-3          Python binding to UMFPACK
ii  python2.3-xml            0.8.3-5        XML tools for Python (2.3.x)








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