Monthly Archives: December 2009

Pssst…EPD 6.0 Beta released

We thought we’d sneak out our beta release of EPD for you to play with over the holidays. Notably, it includes 64-bit versions on all platforms including OSX and Windows (previous EPD 64-bit versions have only offered partial support, for Linux) and is built on Python 2.6.

The final release will include several additional components including NumPy 1.4, but we know that many people are anxious to get 64-bit installations so we’ve decided to release this beta in the meantime. It’s accessible in the EPD repository.

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Announcing the Forming of the New York Financial Python User Group

New York Financial Python User Group

December 3, 2009

After receiving a great response to our newFinancialPython User Group in London, were pleased to announce that we’re also going to be launching an informal Financial Python User Group in New York City.

The use of Python, NumPy, and SciPy amongst quantitative analysts has grown steadily over the past several years. Throughout the financial industry, Python tools have played a powerful role in cutting-edge trading and visualization systems. We’ve been working with a number of New York-based quants, traders, and other financial professionals for some time now, so the city seems an appropriate location for our first US Financial Python User Group.

Beginning in December 2009, Enthought will organize a monthly or bi-monthly event where people can meet and discuss the use of Python in the financial sector. Topics will range from new tools and techniques to best practices.

If youd like to be informed about the details of these events, please contact or join us on theLinkedIn group.

Upcoming Webinars: Traits & SciPy India

We’ll be hosting two webinars this month, covering user interfaces with Traits and SciPy India 2009. Hope to see you there!

EPD Webinar:
How do I…Build a user interface with Traits?
Friday December 4
1pm CST/ 7pm UTC
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Subscribe to EPD (guaranteed seat)
The Traits package is at the center of all development we do at Enthought and has changed the mental model we use for Python programming. In this week’s webinar, we’ll have an in-depth look at how we can use Traits to build user interfaces for scientific applications.

Scientific Computing with Python Webinar:
Summary of SciPy India
Friday December 18
1pm CST/ 7pm UTC
Register at GoToMeeting
In a couple of weeks, Enthought President Travis Oliphant will head off to Kerala, India to speak at SciPy India 2009. Due to a training engagement, Travis missed SciPy for the first time this summer, so he’s excited for this additional opportunity to meet and collaborate with the scientific Python community. Speakers at the event include Jarrod Millman, David Cournapeau, Christopher Burns, Prabhu Ramachandran, and Asokan Pichai a great group. We’re looking forward to hearing Travis’ review of the proceedings.