SOURCE: Visual Numerics

August 23, 2005 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics® Provides National Taiwan Ocean University With Advanced Numerical and Visual Data Analysis Tools

Leading Maritime Taiwanese University Signs Campus License Agreement for Use of IMSL™ Numerical Library and PV-WAVE®

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading provider of numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced that it has partnered with National Taiwan Ocean University, the top-rated maritime university in Taiwan, to provide students and staff with access to the industry's most comprehensive computational and visual data analysis tools, the IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE.

With the IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE, students and professors will be able to leverage a broad range of programming environments to develop sophisticated data analysis and visualization applications for use in maritime science and technology. Visual Numerics has a long-standing relationship with the National Taiwan Ocean University dating back 15 years when the university first invested in the company's IMSL Fortran Numerical Library.

"Since Taiwan is surrounded by ocean, the exploration of marine science and technology is very important in our culture. Therefore, National Taiwan Ocean University is committed to providing its staff and students with the most sophisticated numerical analysis and visualization technology available so they are able to transfer what's learned and developed at school into real-life maritime research," said Dr. M. T. Ko, the director of National Taiwan Ocean University's education team for the computer centre. "We partner with Visual Numerics because its world-class analysis software offers us the most comprehensive, high-performance and flexible solutions, and because we are confident that together we can prepare our graduates to be leaders in the technical or maritime industries they choose to explore."

"National Taiwan Ocean University employs and graduates the most highly respected maritime science and technology professionals in the country," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "By using our IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE visualization tools, the university will be able to enhance and improve the functionality of its already impressive hardware capabilities. This combination will help them to develop and understand complex applications that are critical in fields such as marine and harbor engineering."

About PV-WAVE®

PV-WAVE® is an array based 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™, delivers 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.

About the IMSL™ Numerical Libraries

The IMSL Numerical Libraries have been the cornerstone of highly predictive and deep computing applications in science, technical and business environments for nearly three decades. These embeddable mathematical and statistical algorithms, written in C, C#, Java™ and Fortran, are used in a broad range of applications -- from programs that make airplanes fly and allow people to predict the weather, to those that enable innovative ways to study the human genome and predict stock market behavior. The IMSL Libraries are regarded as the most sophisticated, flexible, scalable and highly accessible technology available for numerical analysis in the most important mainstream programming environments in use today.

About Visual Numerics

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 and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. IMSL, 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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