SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

March 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics'® New Channel Program Offers Partial Differential Equation Software PDE2D

Affiliated Products and Services Program Now Featuring Third-Party Math Solutions, Support, Discussion Forum for Researchers and Developers

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., celebrating 36 years of producing advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced the availability of PDE2D, a partial differential equation (PDE) solver authored by University of Texas-El Paso Mathematics Professor Dr. Granville Sewell, through Visual Numerics' Affiliated Products and Services (VNIAPS), a brand new channel program for downloadable high-quality software. Through the Visual Numerics Storefront, users purchase and download electronic copies of PDE2D or a trial version, receive technical support from Dr. Sewell through Visual Numerics Forums, and engage in topical discussions about PDEs and PDE2D.

"Using VNIAPS to distribute PDE2D will open up many more global sales opportunities for me than I could have garnered otherwise," said Dr. Sewell. "VNIAPS is a reliable, easy-to-use channel program and will allow me to focus on my PDE2D software and supporting PDE2D users."

Partial differential equations are used to formulate problems that occur in diverse areas, such as heat conduction, stress analysis, electronics, fluid flow, weather prediction, and financial engineering. Dr. Sewell's software package PDE2D solves general nonlinear, time-dependent, steady-state and eigenvalue systems of partial differential equations in 1D intervals, general 2D regions and a wide range of simple 3D regions. The software features an interactive user interface, which makes it very easy-to-use, yet PDE2D users have all the flexibility of Fortran at their disposal. Collocation and Galerkin finite element methods are used, on automatically generated meshes of higher order elements, so that at least fourth order accuracy is available for all problems. PDE2D has extensive built-in graphics, and also provides an interface to MATLAB®'s graphical and post-processing abilities.

"By offering high quality downloadable software like PDE2D and a discussion forum with the author and other users, we're providing a valuable channel for sharing mathematical software knowledge and connecting users with solutions for solving complex problems," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "In turn, our VNIAPS program provides a powerful channel for software authors to sell and support their products to a wider audience -- a win-win proposition for everyone."

Pricing, Availability & Support

PDE2D can be purchased and downloaded worldwide from the Visual Numerics storefront at Single-user licenses are US $1,500 with academic and multi-license discounts available. Additional product information about PDE2D and a trial version are located at Dr. Sewell will provide user support for PDE2D through the PDE2D Forum within the VNI Forum at

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

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