SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

April 25, 2007 11:11 ET

Visual Numerics® Enables Schools to Teach More Sophisticated Math, Analytical Skills

Introductory Academic Licensing Program Includes IMSL® Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE®

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2007 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today honored "Math Awareness Month" by offering a low-cost Introductory Department License Special to faculty and academic researchers for its IMSL® Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE® visualization software. The program, which guarantees pricing for three years, encourages schools to use more sophisticated mathematical software to develop applications for curriculum or critical research that increase students' analytical comprehension.

Most mathematical tools used today in graduate schools and academic laboratories are limited in performance, robustness and scalability, and are not equipped to teach students how to solve complex problems. As a result, students are not developing the sophisticated analytical and programming skills necessary to compete effectively as mathematicians, engineers and researchers in the global marketplace. Visual Numerics' licensing program offers faculty and researchers a cost-effective way to purchase its award-winning IMSL Numerical Libraries in Fortran, C/C++, Java and/or .NET as well as PV-WAVE, and use those tools to build applications for a range of academic tutorials including numerical analysis, computational biology, financial analysis, forecasting, and high performance computing. Under the department licensing agreement, students can use the software for free.

The University of Houston's Department of Computer Science was a pilot for this new licensing program. "The goal of our department is to be a champion in interdisciplinary and innovative research. To achieve this goal collaboration with industry leaders such as Visual Numerics is extremely important," explains Dr. Marc Garbey, Chair for the Department of Computer Science, University of Houston. "The reliability and flexibility of the IMSL Libraries and PV-WAVE allow us to extend the computational requirements of our research projects."

"Visual Numerics is committed to ensuring that schools have the best mathematics tools to teach the rigors of scientific computing and analysis," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "By providing a cost-effective way for faculty to use the same numerical libraries and visualization software as government agencies and global financial institutions, we're hoping they can better prepare students for real world analytical challenges."


Visual Numerics' academic licensing program is available today. For more information, call 800-222-4675 or 713-784-3131 or email

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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