How to Develop Mission Critical Applications with PyIMSL and ActivePython

Rogue Wave’s Steve Lang and ActiveState’s Diane Mueller explore the benefits of using PyIMSL and ActivePython for developing your financial and scientific mission critical applications.

Rogue Wave’s IMSL Numerical Libraries are a comprehensive set of mathematical and statistical functions that you can embed into software applications. These libraries save you time with pre-written mathematical and statistical algorithms that you can embed into your Python applications in financial, science, technical, and business environments. Access to the libraries is now available through PyIMSL wrappers in ActivePython, the commercial Python distribution pre-compiled with popular Python packages.

This session will show you how to ensure that your mission critical application will move faster from prototype to production with less complexity, cost and risk. We will demonstrate the power of the combination of the ActivePython & Roguewave’s PyIMSL with a demonstration of an AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) time series model commonly used for understanding and forecasting future values of non-stationary time series. Learn:

  • How to access the PyIMSL Libraries with ActivePython
  • The breadth and depth of the analytic capabilities of PyIMSL and ActivePython, including a demo on time series forecasting
  • An example of charting using the matplotlib module
  • The benefits of using commercial algorithms in your development process
  • Additional features that set PyIMSL’s AutoARIMA apart from other simple implementations


About the Speakers

Steve Lang, Senior Project Manager, Rogue Wave Software

Steve Lang has more than 20 years of experience with technical and engineering software technology. Steve brings valuable Visual Data Analysis (VDA) expertise to customers across a wide range of industries. Steve was the Architect and Lead Developer of PyIMSL – Rogue Wave’s mathematical and statistical algorithms for Python. Earlier in his career, Steve established a Scientific Visualization Laboratory at Arizona State University. Steve has experience in Java, Python, GUI design, High Performance Computing, and Visual Data Analysis. Steve holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from Arizona State University.

Diane Mueller, Director, Enterprise Product Management, ActiveState

Diane has been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission-critical financial and accounting systems at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane has been actively involved in development efforts of XBRL Open Standard for the past 11 years. She serves on both the XBRL International Steering Committee and the Best Practices Board, chairing the software interoperability working group and the XBRL Rendering Technical Working Group, as well as an active member of the working group.