ActiveState and Rogue Wave Software Partnership to Provide Embeddable Mathematical and Statistical Functionality for Python Developers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – January 20, 2011 – ActiveState, the dynamic language experts offering solutions for Perl, Python, Tcl and other web languages, and Rogue Wave Software, the largest provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of High Performance Computing applications, today announced a partnership to make Python development far easier and more powerful when building applications utilizing mathematical and statistical algorithms. Rogue Wave’s IMSL Numerical Libraries are now accessible through PyIMSL wrappers included in ActivePython Community Edition. Along with PyIMSL, ActiveState’s ActivePython now includes key open source financial & scientific modules: Numpy, SciPy and matplotlib in the Community Edition.

Rogue Wave’s IMSL Numerical Libraries are a comprehensive set of mathematical and statistical functions that programmers can embed into their software applications. These libraries are written by a highly specialized team of mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists that focus on the quality and reliability of the numerical algorithms, as well as the performance, portability and scalability of the libraries. Customers are supported with a professional team of technical support engineers, making these libraries the right choice for critical scientific and business applications.

ActivePython Community Edition is a freely downloadable Python distribution pre-compiled with popular Python packages designed for the open source community and prototyping in enterprise environments, it enables easy deployment to production by moving from ActivePython Community Edition to Business or Enterprise Edition.

“We’re delighted to be in partnership with ActiveState.  This gives Python programmers direct access to our leading-edge mathematical and statistical libraries, not only giving them the flexibility they need, but also providing them the confidence that the algorithms they’re building on are rock-solid,” said Brian Pierce, CEO of Rogue Wave Software. “IMSL is used in a broad range of critical applications including programs that predict the weather, enable innovative study of the human genome, predict stock market behavior and provide risk management and portfolio optimization.”

“Rogue Wave is well-known for the quality of their IMSL Numerical Libraries. Providing easy access to these powerful libraries gives Python programmers a big leg up with improved quality of code, reduced cost, more platforms, rapid prototyping, and a lot more,” said Bart Copeland, President & CEO at ActiveState. “Making this available in our Community Edition for free for the first time is a very positive step, I believe, and is a fantastic way to promote and extend Python development.”

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About Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave Software, Inc. is the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of HPC applications. Rogue Wave marries High Performance Computing with High Productivity Computing to enable developers to harness the power of parallel applications and multicore computing. Rogue Wave products reduce the complexity of prototyping, developing, debugging, and optimizing multi-processor and data-intensive applications. Rogue Wave customers are industry leaders in the Global 2000, ISVs, OEMs, government laboratories and research institutions that leverage computationally-complex and data-intensive applications to enable innovation and outperform competitors. Rogue Wave is a Battery Ventures portfolio company. For more information, visit

About ActiveState

ActiveState is the world leader in enabling companies to develop, manage, and distribute applications with dynamic languages. The company’s products and services for Perl, Python, Tcl and other web languages are used by over 2 million developers and 97% of the Fortune 1000 to build and run applications from mission-critical to open source projects. ActiveState’s end-to-end solutions include development tools, language distributions, indemnification, OEM solutions, support and other services. With these, customers such as Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin are able to accelerate productivity, minimize risk, and ensure compliance. Find out more at

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