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SoftIntegration releases C/C++ interpreter Ch 7.0 and Embedded Ch 7.0

DAVIS, California, February 02, 2012 - SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the availability of Ch 7.0 and Embedded Ch 7.0. Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell programming and embedded scripting.

Ch version 7.0 is a major release with many new features to make Ch especially appealing for secondary school and college students to learn computing and math.

Teachers and students find Ch one of the best learning tools for their teaching and learning. "Ch is as close to a perfect teaching environment as I have seen in 20 years for teaching C or C++," said Professor Gene Sheppard, Georgia Perimeter College, "I advocate Ch to all of my CS students. If I were in charge of the world, I would require all schools to use an interactive environment such as Ch."

Many new math functions and features for plotting, QuickAnimation, ChIDE and Embedded Ch are added in the latest release. Several third party utility programs in Windows are added. They include console2 which supports Ch shell Tabs and allows copy and paste more conveniently in a Ch shell. Programs putty, WinSCP, 7zip, splint, and png2icon are also added.

"The key to success for the youth to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is to have a strong foundation in math and computing," said SoftIntegration's President Dawn Cheng. "We are proud to release Ch 7.0, which can motivate and inspire K-12 students to learn Algebra and computing more effectively."

Below is a list of major features in Ch.

Cross-platform C/C++ interpreter

Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and C++ classes. Ch also supports many industry standards including POSIX, socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32, and CGI. With Ch SDK, functions in static or dynamic binary C/C++ libraries can be executed in Ch shell or script file.

User-friendly integrated development environment (IDE)

ChIDE is efficient and lightweight. No need to create project or workspace to run your program. ChIDE is also the most effective IDE for instructors to make interactive classroom presentations to demonstrate different programming features and concepts, and respond to students' questions.

Embeddable scripting

Embedded Ch allows users to embed Ch into C/C++ application such as game, semiconductor ATE, SoC, CAM, IC, PCB, RF, MEMS, LED as a scripting engine. Embedded Ch supports multi-threading and debug. C/C++ applications can be extended with all features of Ch scripting. It has a small footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language provides a perfect interface in real-time systems.

Shell programming and cross-platform scripting

Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages. It is a genuine C shell -- C compatible shell. Ch is an interpretive implementation of C, similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells. 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.

2D/3D plotting

Ch supports high-level C++ 2D/3D graphical plotting. Two and three dimensional graphical plots can be very easily accomplished. With SoftIntegration graphical library (SIGL), the same program using 2D/3D plotting features can be executed in Ch or compiled using C++ compilers.

Numerical computing

Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in the C/C++ domain. Ch has built-in type-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.

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 X86, Windows X86-64, Linux x86, Linux x86-64, Linux PPC, Mac OS X x86 and ppc, Solaris sparc, Solaris X64, 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 the students to use. Ch Professional Edition is $399 for commercial use and $199 for academic use. A teaching lab license is available. 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 and professors.


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