[SciPy-dev] ANN: Enthought Python Distribution - Beta

John Ollinger ollinger@wisc....
Wed Feb 27 22:27:15 CST 2008

What exactly is the relationship between Enthought and the scipy developers
and how will it affect future releases of scipy and numpy?  Will scipy
evolve to the point where the Enthought version is required for all
practical purposes?


On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Travis Vaught <travis@enthought.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Enthought is very excited about our pending wide-release of the
> Enthought Python Distribution (EPD).  After much effort, we finally
> think we're close to the first non-beta release.  As one more quality
> check, we'd love to impose on you guys one more time to try out a just-
> minted beta release for Windows (EPD 2.5.2001_beta1) and give us some
> feedback.  Any major problems will, of course, be fixed for the next
> release, but we're open to any suggestions for improvement for future
> releases as well.
> http://www.enthought.com/epd
> For those of you unfamiliar with EPD, it's a "kitchen-sink-included"
> distribution of Python with over 60 additional tools and libraries.
> It's bundled into a nice MSI installer on Windows and includes NumPy,
> SciPy, IPython, 2D and 3D visualization, database adapters and a lot
> of other tools right out of the box.  We'll have support for RedHat
> and Mac OS X in a general release very soon.
> For academic, non-profit or hobbyist use, EPD is, and will remain,
> free.  We are charging an annual subscription for commercial and
> governmental access to downloads and updates of EPD.  Downloaded files
> may be used indefinitely past the subscription term.  You are welcome
> to try out the beta indefinitely, regardless of your commercial/non-
> commercial persuasion.  When the final (non-beta) version is released,
> commercial folks can try it for 30 days. You can check out the license
> terms (http://www.enthought.com/products/epdlicense.php) if you're
> interested in the details.
> EPD is compelling because it solves a lingering packaging and
> distribution problem, but also because of the libraries which it
> includes. We owe many folks on this list a debt of gratitude for their
> work on some really great tools. So, thanks ... and enjoy!
> Best Regards,
> Travis N. Vaught
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John Ollinger
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