Systems for writing a science app front-end
Interested to hear what people think wrt platforms/systems in which to
write a front-end for a console scientific app (typically long-running).
Personally I'd be inclined to go with something like python+wxpython (or
maybe py-gtk), but someone I know is basing one on matlab, which has the
benefit of making plotting rather easy - at least if matlab is your
thing ;) I've heard talk of vtk, but I'm not sure how advanced the
python bindings are, or how flexible it is. They can compile the matlab
code to c, although I'm not sure if that's a feature they want or
whether its just 'in case' for efficiency. Possibly the choice of matlab
could be related to perceived future ease of maintenance, ie.
availability of skilled programmers for it in future.
I'm sure people have come across this type of situation before, but what
I have in mind is something which makes scientific simulations easier to
use. This might include making input of key parameters more
self-evident, perhaps even including some gui design. It'd also be
useful to have results feed in, maybe as they are generated, perhaps
even a simulation progress-tracker.
What would people recommend?