I missed a date with my wife on Friday to help push the beta release of EPD out for all 10 platforms we are currently supporting (WinXP, WinVista, Mac OS X 10.5(10.4)-intel(ppc), RH3 (x86, amd64), RH5 (x86, amd64)). The 6 different binaries were uploaded to our download servers early Saturday morning (4:00 am Central Time). I’m excited for people to try the new release as it brings together recent NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, and Ipython together with many additional tools.
One of the things I’m very enthused to have people try is an alpha version of EPDLab which comes in the distribution. EPDLab is an open-source Envisage application which offers an IPython shell along with a linked code editor to allow highly interactive development. EPDLab also contains a “search documentation strings” widget which uses Whoosh and some Robert Kern indexing Fu to provide a very useful search for all of the powerful tools pre-packaged with EPD.
Get the beta2 today and start using a very full-featured distribution of Python across your organization today.
If you try this recent beta, I’d love to hear from you about any feedback you may have (both positive and negative). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The final version of the next release of EPD (4.2.30201) should be out by early next week.