[SciPy-user] About alternatives to Matlab

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitb.ac.in
Sat Nov 18 04:39:31 CST 2006


>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Blais <bblais at bryant.edu> writes:

    Brian> 3) 3D plotting requires yet-another library.  luckily I
    Brian> haven't had to use this much, but I hope that someday that
    Brian> it will be part of matplotlib.

I'd rather not say anything about this since I have strong opinions
about the subject.

    Brian> 4) GUI development is a bit easier in Matlab for small
    Brian> projects, and harder for larger ones.  I like using wax in
    Brian> python, which wraps wxPython.  Others swear by Dabo, but I
    Brian> always get two windows popping up when I run even the hello
    Brian> world daboui program.  At any rate, wxPython looks much
    Brian> better on Windows than the same interface in Matlab, and it
    Brian> is more robust across operating systems.

You should try and take a look at enthought.traits.  It makes creating
UIs a lot easier than anything else I've seen.

cheers,
prabhu




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