Enthought is pleased to announce the release of the Enthought Python Distribution (EPD) version 2.5.2001.
This release makes available both the RedHat 3.x (amd64) and Windows XP (x86) installers. OS X, Ubuntu and more (modern) RHEL versions are coming soon(!).
The Enthought Python Distribution is a "kitchen-sink-included" distribution of the Python Programming Language as well as over 60 additional tools and libraries. It includes NumPy, SciPy, IPython, 2D and 3D visualization, database adapters and a lot of other tools right out of the box. Enthought is offering access to this bundle as a free service to academic and other non-profit organizations. We also offer an annual fee-based subscription service for Commercial and Governmental users to download and update the software bundle. (Everyone may try it out for free. Please see the License Information below.)
A short list includes:
Python 2.5.2, NumPy, SciPy, Traits, Mayavi, Chaco, Kiva, Enable, Matplotlib, wxPython and VTK.
The complete list of software with version numbers is available here:
EPD is a bundle of software, every piece of which is available separately for free under various open-source licenses. Not-for-profit, private-sector access to the bundle and its updates is, and will remain, free under the terms of the Subscription Agreement (see http://www.enthought.com/products/epdlicense.php ). Commercial and Governmental users may try the bundle for free for 30 days. After the trial period, users may purchase a one-year subscription to download and update the bundle. Downloaded software obtained under the subscription agreement may be used by the subscriber in perpetuity.
This model should sound familiar, as our commercial offering is quite similar to the business model of a certain linux distributor. More information is also available in the FAQ ( http://www.enthought.com/products/epdfaq.php ). For larger deployments, or those with special build or distribution needs, an Enterprise Subscription is also available.
EPD is compelling because it solves a thorny packaging and distribution problem, but also because of the libraries which it includes. The folks here at Enthought would like to thank the Python developer community and the wider community that authors and contributes to these included libraries. We put these things to work every day and would be much less productive without them. So, thanks!