[SciPy-user] Why is SciPy better than Matlab or IDL? ;)

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Tue Jul 7 12:22:35 CDT 2009


On 7-Jul-09, at 12:39 PM, Bruce Southey wrote:

> As an example, you can very easily 'bolt on' web stuff to an  
> existing peice of Python code to create an almost instant web  
> application. (I have mixed linear algebra with html processing  
> including parsing cgi and creating html tags and images to provide a  
> couple of web apps.) So suddenly instead of saying I can do solve  
> this problem (and perhaps here is the code), you can just say 'go to  
> this web site and do it'. Plus, I can easily fix bugs and add new  
> code without the user doing anything.

Indeed, I've done this too.  Getting matplotlib to render PNGs for  
TurboGears/Django/your-favourite-web-framework is dead simple, too so  
you can provide really quite fancy visualization in your web-based  
interface without having to do anything extra.

David


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