Why Python is not the language for science

I learnt a lot when I attended my very first EuroSciPy conference. Not all of it was practical. For instance, did you know Python is being used to come up with new breeds of chicken? So from animal breeding to cognitive neuroscience to astrophysics, EuroSciPy was indeed the place to be to talk with folks using Python for various forms of science.

Prior to the conference my impression was that science is all about Python, thanks in large part to the ease-of-use of the language and the excellent numpy and scipy libraries which are so widely used for manipulating and processing data. So I guess I was pretty surprised that my biggest takeaway from the Python conference were two other languages.

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We’re A PyDev Gold Sponsor

Kichwa Coders are proud to be a gold sponsor of Pydev. For us this is a continuation of the support we pledged last year.  This year has also seen Kichwa Coders join the Eclipse Science Working Group and become part of the global collaboration working towards reusable open source software. Python has always played a major part in scientific software and will continue to do so going forward. PyDev is the best Python development environment out there, we love it and our clients and their customers love it.  We’re excited about the plans ahead, particularly the Python profiler.  Here’s where you can learn more about the new features planned and join us in supporting PyDev.

Javascript for Things with Espruino Talk at EclipseCon France

‘Javascript for Things with Espruino’ was presented at EclipseCon France 2014.

Here are some links and resources related to the talk.

Espruino & Demo resources:


Following on from the talk we’ve had some suggestions about how to tackle the Orion & Espruino integration and get round the sandbox issues so we plan to have another bash at that. We will share the code in due course, so watch this space and  feel free to drop us an email/tweet if you’re getting impatient.

Lean Design Critique Talk at EclipseCon France 2014

Lean Design Critique (Optimize UX when Design Time is Limited) was presented at EclipseCon France 2014.

Here are some links and resources related to the talk:

Kichwa Coders speaking at Eclipsecon France

EclipseCon France 2014

The Kichwa Coders team is in sunny Toulouse this week for Eclipsecon France.  This year’s conference features an ‘unconference‘ beforehand, where we’ll be meeting with other members of the science working group.

At the conference itself, there will be a host of talks on tools in action, eclipse in the industry, IoT and lots of other cool Eclipse related stuff.  Tracy Miranda will be delivering two speeches, the first on Wednesday on ‘Lean Design Critique’ and on Thursday the boards will be coming out as Tracy does a demo and talk on ‘Espruino, Javascript for Things‘.

So come join us and say hi if you’re there.