The Eclipse Science 2017 Simultaneous Release is here!

The Eclipse Science simultaneous release is the annual release of Eclipse Science projects in 2017. This year 5 projects are part of the release:

Project Name Release Version Download Link
Eclipse Triquetrum 0.2.0
Eclipse January 2.1.0
Eclipse Advanced Visualization Project 0.2.0​​
Eclipse Advanced Scripting Envrionment 0.5.0
Eclipse TeXlipse 2.0.0



This is the second year the Science WG has coordinated a release train. This year the new project releases include:

  1. Eclipse Triquetrum, an open platform for managing and executing scientific workflows. The goal of Triquetrum is to support a wide range of use cases, ranging from automated processes based on predefined models, to replaying ad-hoc research workflows recorded from a user's actions in a scientific workbench UI.  The new release includes additional Ptolemy actors and support of actor-oriented classes.

  2. Eclipse January, is a set of libraries for handling scientific numerical data in Java. Eclipse January is inspired by the Python library, NumPy. The new Eclipse January release now support units of measurement metadata and a new set of APIs that makes it easier for users to get started.

  3. Eclipse EAVP, is a scientific visualization framework that includes a service based architecture that supports such diverse capabilities as mesh editing, 2D plotting, and 3D geometry editing. The new release of Eclipse EAVP integrates Eclipse January data for geometry, dsl and form data structures and consolidates 2D plotting series selection UI.

4. Eclipse EASE,  is a scripting environment for the Eclipse IDE. The new release integrates the Py4J engine so now users are able to run and debug python code on a native python installation. Eclipse EASE also now includes new UnitTest framework which allows developers to write scripted tests in JUnit style.

5. Eclipse TeXlipse, provides an Eclipse extension to support LaTex projects, so that document preparation can be incorporated into the normal Eclipse development activities. General LaTeX users will also find the advanced editing and automatic document generation features of TeXclipse provide a compelling alternative to other LaTeX environments. TeXclipse was an existing project that has recently moved to the Eclipse Foundation. This will be the first release focuses on ensuring the project follows the Eclipse Foundation IP policies, the project source code has been moved to Eclipse Foundation infrastructure and a new installers was created to simplify installation.


The new releases are available today from the respective project web sites. Also join us at EclipseCon Europe 2017 to see talks and demos around the projects of the Eclipse Science release.


Science at EclipseCon Europe 2017

The Science Working Group will be meeting at the annual EclipseCon Europe held in Ludwigsburg Germany October 24-26th.

Here are some of the ways to get involved:

1. Science Unconference - on Monday 23rd 2pm to 5.30pm there will be an unconference around SWG projects

2. EASE Python scripting & Jupyter tutorial - on Tuesday 24th you can get hands on with scripting Eclipse with Python.

3. Science related talks - from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th there will be a number of science related talks:

We hope to see you there where we will be happy to give you a warm welcome in the Eclipse Science community.


DeepLearning4J to become an Eclipse Project

Skymind joins the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member contributing its machine-learning suite including Deeplearning4j, an open-source project for configuring and tuning deep neural networks.

TeXlipse is now officially an Eclipse Science project!

TeXlipse is now officially an Eclipse Foundation project and part of the Eclipse Science Working Group.  A new version is planned for the Eclipse Science release in October.

TeXlipse is a plugin that adds Latex support to the Eclipse IDE.


Eclipse Science in 5 mins!

Science @ Eclipse Ignite talk from EclipseCon France 2017. 

How EASE unleashes the scientific power of Airbus' engineers in Eclipse

EclipseCon France Talk by Alain Bernard of Airbus

New Quantum Computing Project Proposed

We are excited to announce the XACC Quantum Computing Proposal from ORNL is now live. Please provide your thoughts and feedback on this proposal! 

April Minutes Published

The minutes from the Science Steering Committee meeting in April have now been published. 

Science Track at EclipseCon France 2017

There will be a dedicated Science, Data Science, Data Analytics Track at EclipseCon France 2017 June 21,22 in Toulouse. 

OSGi at the UK's biggest science lab

Developers at Diamond Light Source set out to migrate a mission-critical, Java-based acquisition system to dynamic class loading. Here’s what they learned.

Credit: Matt Brown