SoftIntegration Ch 4.0 released
DAVIS, Calif., August 26, 2003 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the
availability of Ch 4.0, the newest version of C/C++ interpreter for
cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell
programming and embedded scripting.
Ch 4.0 continues SoftIntegration’s leadership in scripting, 2D/3D
plotting and numerical computing. Major product enhancements include
shell programming, computational array for numerical computing and bug fixes.
“SoftIntegration Ch provides an unmatched level of power and flexibility
in powerful C/C++ scripting. We are delivering the most robust and
feature-packed scripting technology,” said Dr. Dawn Cheng, President at
SoftIntegration. “Ch is also a very effective interactive environment for
teaching and learning programming in C99, the latest C standard, and C++.”
* C/C++ interpreter
Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99), C++ classes. Ch also supports many
industry standards with over 8,000 functions including POSIX,
socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32, and CGI.
Functions in static or dynamical binary C/C++ libraries can be executed
interpretively in scripting without re-compilation using Ch SDK.
* Shell programming and cross-platform scripting
Ch shell is C compatible shell while C-shell (csh) is a C like shell. Ch
is an interpretive implementation of C, similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells. Ch
in Windows includes over 100 commonly-used Unix commands for portable
shell programming. Ch can also be used as a login shell just like sh,
csh and ksh. Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages.
With its built-in string type and many enhanced scripting features, Ch is
an alternative to other scripting languages for automating repetitive
tasks, regression test, and hardware testing with direct interface to
* 2D/3D plotting and numerical computing
Ch supports 2D/3D graphical plotting, C LAPACK, high level numeric
functions. Ch has built-in 2D/3D plotting support, generic mathematical
functions and computational arrays for linear algebra and matrix
computations, and advanced high-level numerical functions for linear
systems, differential equation solving, integration, non-linear equations,
Fourier analysis, curve fitting, etc. For example, linear system equation
b = A*x can be written verbatim in Ch.
Its numerical extensions to C makes Ch the best choice for numerical
computing in C/C++ domain.
With SoftIntegration graphical library (SIGL), the same program using 2D/3D
plotting features can be executed in Ch or compiled using C++ compilers
without any modification.
Ch is ideal for rapid application development and deployment. For example,
a Control System Toolkit for design and analysis of linear time-invariant
control systems developed in Ch is available.
* Embeddable scripting
Ch 4.0 is optimized for embedded scripting. Embedded Ch allows users to
embed Ch into other C/C++ application programs and hardware. It is ideal
for open-architecture application integration. With Embedded Ch, C/C++
applications can be extended with all features of Ch. It allows execution
of C/C++ scripts generated dynamically on-line. Embedded Ch has a small
footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language
provides a perfect interface with hardware in real-time systems.
* Third party software support
Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications.
It includes Ch Control toolbox, Ch NAG Statistics Package, Ch CGI toolbox,
Ch ODBC toolbox, Intel OpenCV for computer vision and image processing,
National Instruments’ data acquisition toolkit NI-DAQ and motion
control toolkit NI-Motion, Barret Technology’s Barret Hand robotic
manipulator control, and Perl Compatible Regular Expressions.
Pricing and Availability
Ch for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and HP-UX is available. Ch
Standard Edition is now free for both commercial and non-commercial uses
in all platforms. Ch Professional Edition is free for academic use and
costs $399 for personal or commercial use.
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