[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 15:01:54 CDT 2006


David Finlayson wrote:

> In a nutshell, it still looks like alpha software compared to Matlab. 
> Documentation is not ready for end users (and not professionally 
> published). Some of the numeric libraries have been around for ages, but 
> that only adds to the confusion because there are numerous packages 
> spread all over the Internet with a chain of dependencies that adds 
> still more confusion. It still looks like a patchwork quilt rather than 
> an organized system. Finally, most production environments outside of 
> academia use Windows or maybe OSX. That means that (a) there is no 
> compiler, its batteries included or its dead; 

   http://code.enthought.com/enthon/

> and (b) there is a real 
> need for an integrated environment because Emacs doesn't come installed 
> on Windows.

The next release of Enthon will include the SPE IDE.

   http://pythonide.stani.be/

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco


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