SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

October 02, 2007 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics® Enhances Historical Analysis and Forecasting, Usability for PV-WAVE Visual Data Analysis Software

PV-WAVE 9.0 Includes Access to Neural Network and Auto_ARIMA Forecasting Algorithms, Eclipse Plug-in, OpenMP Support for Windows XP

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced the general availability of PV-WAVE® version 9.0, the next generation of the company's industry-leading visual data analysis software, with new analysis features, expanded usability and performance, and broader platform support. With PV-WAVE 9.0, Visual Numerics enables engineers, scientists and business analysts in a variety of industries to build visual analysis applications on a wider range of platforms, as well as perform data mining and forecasting of large and complex data sets to better understand trends, patterns and anomalies in their data.

Companies in data-intensive industries, such as financial services and retail, collect massive amounts of data about customers and business transactions. However, oftentimes they don't have sophisticated, customizable analysis tools to identify patterns or future trends from that data. PV-WAVE helps companies develop proprietary applications to better analyze large complex data sets, and make critical business decisions with confidence. Embedded analytics from the IMSL® C Library provide both backward analysis and forward predictions on collected data, while the robust PV-WAVE graphics and visualization engine efficiently illustrates data sets using n-dimensional charts, heat maps, and contour maps.

PV-WAVE 9.0's new features include:

--  IMSL® C Library version 5.5 and 6.0 Integration -- Access to many
    new algorithms including Auto_ARIMA forecasting and neural network engine
    for data mining and forecasting
--  OpenMP support for Windows XP -- Offers higher performance for PV-WAVE
    array operations on Windows
--  Fast Radial Basis Functions -- New interpolation algorithm that
    accommodates very general datasets
--  Eclipse Plug-in -- Allows users to leverage the Eclipse open source
    integrated development environment (IDE) for development and debugging, and
    enables new users to more quickly become proficient with PV-WAVE
--  Additional Platform Support -- Provides users with additional options
    for using PV-WAVE in different hardware and software environments including
    Oracle (Linux 32 and 64 bit, Solaris 64 bit) and Windows XP 64 bit

"We're continuing to invest in PV-WAVE for our customers by providing the highest quality development features and algorithms that enhance usability and performance of our sophisticated visualization and analysis tools," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "Our goal is to ensure customers have the right tools to produce faster, more accurate analysis results in data-intensive industries, so they can better service their own customers and maintain a competitive advantage."

About PV-WAVE®

PV-WAVE® is an array oriented fourth-generation programming language used to build and deploy Visual Data Analysis applications. The PV-WAVE Family of products, which includes PV-WAVE, TS-WAVE™, and JWAVE™, provides engineers with the development tools to efficiently and accurately meet their data analysis needs. PV-WAVE solutions allow users to rapidly import, manipulate, analyze and visualize data.

The PV-WAVE Family also includes robust time series analysis software as well as the ability to share analysis results across the enterprise with a Java-based solution. And, unlike other products, PV-WAVE Advantage includes a sophisticated set of analysis routines based on the industry-standard IMSL Libraries.

Pricing and Availability

PV-WAVE 9.0 is available immediately on a number of operating systems including: Windows 2000/XP, UNIX, and Linux. For single users, Windows and Linux pricing starts at $1,995 and UNIX and OpenVMS pricing starts at $4,395. For more information, visit:

About Visual Numerics, Inc.

Visual Numerics has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL® Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers customized professional services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana, Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

Trademark Statement:

Visual Numerics, IMSL and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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