C/C++ interpreter Ch 5.1, and Embedded Ch 5.1 Released
DAVIS, California, October 04, 2005 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced
the availability of Ch 5.1 and Embedded Ch 5.1. Ch is an embeddable C/C++
interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical
computing, shell programming and embedded scripting.
Ch and Embedded Ch version 5.1 are the most stable release. The new release
enhances embedded Ch scripting with thread handling. It allows you to abort
an embedded Ch thread at runtime. It supports MingW for SDK and Embedded Ch
SDK. This release includes many fixes for bugs.
Ch in Windows contains more than 100 new Unix utility programs with over
200 utilities in total for cross-platform shell programming and rapid
Below is a list of major Ch features.
* C/C++ interpreter
Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and 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, XML, and
CGI. With built-in Ch SDK, functions in static or dynamic binary C/C++
libraries can be executed in Ch script file or Ch command shell without
* Embeddable scripting
Ch is easy and simple for embedded scripting. Embedded Ch allows users to
embed Ch into C/C++ application programs and hardware as a scripting
engine. 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. Embedded Ch
supports multi-threading and has a small footprint. The pointer and time
deterministic nature of the C language provides a perfect interface with
hardware in real-time systems.
* 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 200 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 hardware.
* 2D/3D plotting and numerical computing
Ch supports 2D/3D graphical plotting, C LAPACK, advanced high-level
numerical 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.
Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in the
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.
* Ch toolkits and third party software support
Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications. It
includes Ch Control toolkit, Ch Mechanism Toolkit, Ch NAG Statistics
Package, Ch CGI toolkit, Ch ODBC toolkit, Ch XML toolkit, ChExcel for
manipulating Microsoft Excel in C/C++ scripts, Intel OpenCV for computer
vision, ImageMagick for image processing, National Instruments’ data
acquisition toolkit NI-DAQ and motion control toolkit NI-Motion, and IDEs.
Pricing and Availability
Ch and Embedded Ch for Windows, Linux x86, Linux PPC, Mac OS X, Solaris,
HP-UX, FreeBSD and QNX Neutrino RTOS are available. Ch Standard Edition is
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. To purchase Embedded Ch, contact SoftIntegration
About SoftIntegration, Inc.
SoftIntegration, Inc., is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous
computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services
for rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical
computing, embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Ch, the
company’s flagship product, is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter that
provides a comprehensive solution for engineers, scientists, Web
programmers, software developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system
administrators, realtime programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and