SoftIntegration’s ( is being revved to version 7.0, a major release with features designed to make the a C/C++ interpreter appealing for learning computing and math for students in secondary schools and colleges.

Ch is a cross platform (Mac, Windows and Linux), C/C++ interpreter and scripting language environment used by teachers, students, engineers and scientists globally to learn C/C++, numerical computing and write cross-platform code and embedded scripts quickly and efficiently. Student and Standard editions are free.

As of version 7.0, many new features are added in the user friendly ChIDE. Some include a file browser pane with current and parent working directors, a history of the working directories, integration with QuickAnimation, and running and debugging programs using the same input/output pane, instead of using a separate debug console window for debugging.

Several commonly used math functions including rad2deg(), deg2rad(), randint(), quadratic(), cquadratic(), linrange(), vertex() and logrange() are added. The plotting in Ch has been improved with enhanced display. A number of new member functions for the plotting class CPlot are added or updated. They’re mathCoord(), fillStyle(), font(), fontScale(), getGrid(), plotType(), polarPlot(), and axis(). The input function family scanf() can obtain multiple elements for an entire computational array.

Several third party utility programs in Windows are added. They include console2 as a user friendly Ch command window to support tabs and allow copy/paste more easily in a Ch shell. putty as a command shell to connect to remote computers, WinSCP for copying files between Windows and remote machines, 7zip for compression and decompression of files, splint for for statically checking C programs, and png2icon for covering PNG files to Windows icon files.