Re: Systems for writing a science app front-end
- TCL/TK for front-ends.
- Octave to convert data sets.
- GnuPlot for realtime plotting the data.
- PostgreSQL for data storage.
All data is captured through GPIB interface.
The driver from national instruments uses linux 2.4 kernel, not 2.6!
On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 02:22:24 +0100
Neil Pilgrim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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?
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