This week I had the distinct privilege of representing Enthought at National Instruments‘ 23rd annual user conference, NIWeek 2017. National Instruments is a leader in test, measurement, and control solutions, and we share many common customers among our global scientific and engineering user base.
Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW recognized for extending LabVIEW connectivity and bringing the power of Python to applications in Test, Measurement and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
AUSTIN, TX – May 24, 2017 – Enthought, a global leader in scientific and analytic computing solutions, was honored this week by National Instruments with the LabVIEW Tools Network Platform Connectivity 2017 Product of the Year Award for itsPython Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW.
First released at NIWeek 2016, the Python Integration Toolkit enables fast, two-way communication between LabVIEW and Python. With seamless access to the Python ecosystem of tools, LabVIEW users are able to do more with their data than ever before. For example, using the Toolkit, a user can acquire data from test and measurement tools with LabVIEW, perform signal processing or apply machine learning algorithms in Python, display it in LabVIEW, then share results using a Python-enabled web dashboard.
Click to see the webinar “Using Python and LabVIEW to Rapidly Solve Engineering Problems” to learn more about adding capabilities such as machine learning by extending LabVIEW applications with Python.
“Python is ideally suited for scientists and engineers due to its simple, yet powerful syntax and the availability of an extensive array of open source tools contributed by a user community from industry and R&D,” said Dr. Tim Diller, Director, IIoT Solutions Group at Enthought. “The Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW unites the best elements of two major tools in the science and engineering world and we are honored to receive this award.”
Who Should Watch: individuals, team leaders, and learning & development coordinators who are looking to better understand the options to increase professional capabilities in Python for data science and machine learning applications
Enthought’s Python for Data Science training course is designed to accelerate the development of skill and confidence in using Python’s core data science tools — including the standard Python language, the fast array programming package NumPy, and the Pandas data analysis package, as well as tools for database access (DBAPI2, SQLAlchemy), machine learning (scikit-learn), and visual exploration (Matplotlib, Seaborn).
No dataset is perfect and most datasets that we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis have values missing, often represented by “NA” or “NaN”. One of the reasons why the Pandas library is as popular as it is in the data science community is because of its capabilities in handling data that contains NaN values.
Geoscientists and petroleum engineers rely on accurate core measurements to characterize reservoirs, develop drilling plans and de-risk play assessments. Whole-core CT scans are now routinely performed on extracted well cores, however the data produced from these scans are difficult to visualize and integrate with other measurements.
Virtual Core automates aspects of core description for geologists, drastically reducing the time and effort required for core description, and its unified visualization interface displays cleansed whole-core CT data alongside core photographs and well logs. It provides tools for geoscientists to analyze core data and extract features from sub-millimeter scale to the entire core.
In this webinar and demo, we’ll start by introducing the Clear Core processing pipeline, which automatically removes unwanted artifacts (such as tubing) from the CT image. We’ll then show how the machine learning capabilities in Virtual Core can be used to describe the core, extracting features such as bedding planes and dip angle. Finally, we’ll show how the data can be viewed and analyzed alongside other core data, such as photographs, wellbore images, well logs, plug measurements, and more.
What You’ll Learn:
How core CT data, photographs, well logs, borehole images, and more can be integrated into a digital core workshop
How digital core data can shorten core description timelines and deliver business results faster
How new features can be extracted from digital core data using artificial intelligence
Novel workflows that leverage these features, such as identifying parasequences and strategies for determining net pay
by: Tim Diller, Product Manager and Scientific Software Developer, Enthought
Last week I attended the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Spring Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. It was a great time of year to visit this cultural gem deep in the heart of Texas (and just down the road from our Austin offices), with plenty of good food, sights and sounds to take in on top of the conference and its sessions.
The AIChE Spring Meeting focuses on applications of chemical engineering in industry, and Enthought was invited to present a poster and deliver a “vendor perspective” talk on the Canopy Platform for Process Monitoring and Optimization as part of the “Big Data Analytics” track. This was my first time at AIChE, so some of the names were new, but in a lot of ways it felt very similar to many other engineering conferences I have participated in over the years (for instance, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), etc.).
This event underscored that regardless of industry, engineers are bringing the same kinds of practical ingenuity to bear on similar kinds of problems, and with the cost of data acquisition and storage plummeting in the last decade, many engineers are now sitting on more data than they know how to effectively handle.
What exactly is “big data”? Does it really matter for solving hard engineering problems?
Engineers and scientists all over the world are using Python and LabVIEW to solve hard problems in manufacturing and test automation, by taking advantage of the vast ecosystem of Python software. But going from an engineer’s proof-of-concept to a stable, production-ready version of Python, smoothly integrated with LabVIEW, has long been elusive.
In this on-demand webinar and demo, we take a LabVIEW data acquisition app and extend it with Python’s machine learning capabilities, to automatically detect and classify equipment vibration. Using a modern Python platform and the Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW, we show how easy and fast it is to install heavy-hitting Python analysis libraries, take advantage of them from live LabVIEW code, and finally deploy the entire solution, Python included, using LabVIEW Application Builder.
In this webinar, you’ll see how easy it is to solve an engineering problem by using LabVIEW and Python together.
What: Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Michael Connell, VP, Enthought Training Solutions Who Should Watch: Anyone who wants to develop proficiency in Python for scientific, engineering, analytic, quantitative, or data science applications, including team leaders considering Python training for a group, learning and development coordinators supporting technical teams, or individuals who want to develop their Python skills for professional applications