The Blog of Sho

News about Sho, an interactive environment for data analysis and scientific computing in .NET

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    Introducing Sho

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    Today we are proud to release Sho publicly to the world at large. What is Sho, you may ask? It's an interactive environment for data analysis and scientific computing. Aren't there a lot of those, you may ask? Well, there are, but what's special about...
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    Using Sho Visualization in WinForms from C#

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    Example of C# code that uses a Sho contour plot as a control within a Windows Form.

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    Analyzing Stock Price Data with Sho, Part I

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    One fun arena for doing data analysis and visualization is the stock market.  Fortunately, a lot of stock market data is now available publicly,  and Sho makes it easy and fun to do various kinds of analysis on it. We’ll look at data from the...
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    Connecting to Kinect from Sho

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    By now you’ve certainly heard of the Kinect sensor , and very likely about the freshly-released Kinect SDK developed by some of our colleagues here at Microsoft Research. We wanted Sho users to be able to get in on the fun too, so we’ve worked out a bit...
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    Sho 2.0.5, IronPython 2.7, and Python Tools for Visual Studio

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    Today is a big day for Sho – we’re releasing an update to Sho containing some minor features and bugfixes (version 2.0.5), but the bigger news is that we now have a version that works with IronPython 2.7. This is something our users have been...
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    Using Speech Recognition from Sho

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    One of the great things about Sho is that a broad variety of powerful libraries is available at your fingertips.   Today I’ll give an introduction to using Windows’ speech recognition engine, which is surprisingly easy and fun to use. To get started...
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    Speech Synthesis from Sho

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    Last time, we looked at how we could do speech recognition from Sho.  Well, what about the other direction, speech synthesis (or text-to-speech)?  It turns out that’s even easier to do: >>> clr.AddReference("System.Speech"...
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    BioInformatics in Sho: Using the Microsoft Biology Foundation

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    Beatriz, from the Microsoft Biology Initiative team, recently put up a great post on how to use their Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) library from Sho . Her post gives many more details, but to give you a quick teaser of how easy it is, here is all...
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    Calling Sho from F#

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    Yin Zhu at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has some sample code for calling Sho libraries from F# . It looks quite simple: hopefully the F# community will find the Sho libraries useful.
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    Using Sho for Optimization Tasks

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    Our colleague Nathan Brixius just wrote a great blog post about how to do some pretty cool tricks with the Optimization package that ships with Sho (including solving the classic N-Queens problem ), which is just a thin wrapper of his team's Solver Foundation...
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    Editing and Debugging Sho Code with Visual Studio 2010 and IronPython Tools

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    If you're writing substantial amounts of Sho code, and especially if you're doing GUI programming, you'll find that print statements just don't cut it after some point for debugging. If you want to set breakpoints, inspect variables, walk the stack, etc...
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