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Re: Systems for writing a science app front-end

Hi Neil/All,

We use:
- 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!

C'est tout.

Greetings Rob

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 02:22:24 +0100
Neil Pilgrim <debian-science@kepier.clara.net> 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?
> -- 
> Neil
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