C/C++ interpreter Ch 6.0, and Embedded Ch 6.0 Released
DAVIS, California, February 15, 2007 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced
the availability of Ch 6.0 and Embedded Ch 6.0. 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 6.0 are the most stable release. The new release
added debug features in Ch and Embedded Ch. A new Ch
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is included in Ch Professional
Edition. This new ChIDE supports the debug of C/C++ and Ch Programs. This
user friendly IDE is especially suitable for teaching and learning computer
programming. In addition, the new release contains many new plotting
features, including multiple coordinates, a number of new plotting types
such as filled curves, vectors, finance bars, candlesticks, boxes, error
lines, error bars, and many options to configure plots.
Embedded Ch contains extensive debug and callback interfaces. “I was
pleasantly surprised to find out how simple Embedded Ch was to implement
inside our software products Visual Chip and Fab It! 2008. Embedded Ch is
well documented and within a few hours we were able to create our own
custom API’s, compared to Python which took us weeks,” said Simon
Garrison, CEO, Numerical Innovations LLC. “I would recommend Embedded Ch
to anyone looking to embed a C scripting language into their software product.”
Below is a list of Ch major 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
re-compilation. Programs can also be developed and executed using a
* 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 debug. It 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
Ch graphical extensions are the best choice for plotting in the C/C++
domain. Ch supports high-level 2D/3D graphical plotting. Two and three
dimensional graphical plots can be very easily accomplished. Plots in
Ch can be generated from data arrays or files, and can be displayed on a
screen, saved as an image file in a variety of different file formats, or
output to the stdout stream in a proper image format for display in a Web
browser through a Web server. 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.
* Numerical computing
Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in the
C/C++ domain. Ch has built-in generic mathematical functions and
computational arrays for linear algebra and matrix computations. It contains
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 supports C LAPACK, GNU Multiple Precision
Arithmetic Library, and GNU Scientific Library. Applications written using
these libraries can be executed in Ch or compiled using C compilers without
* Ch toolkits and third party software support
Ch is ideal for rapid application development and deployment. 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.
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 Student
Edition is free for registered students in educational institutions. For Ch
Professional Edition, the price starts at $399 and the discount is available
for academic use. To purchase Embedded Ch, contact SoftIntegration directly.
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, real-time programmers, quality analysts, and instructors