“wxPython 2.8 Application Development Cookbook” is out and my first impressions are very positive. Although I already have a heavily-used copy of “wxPython In Action” I didn’t hesitate to add this new book to my collection. My open source SOFA Statistics application (36,000 downloads to date) is based on wxPython and is running successfully on Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, Mandriva, Arch Linux and OpenSuse. This would not have been possible without a good cross-platform GUI toolkit and a helpful community to go with it. Good reference material has often proved essential as well and I look forward to putting this book to work in coming months.
SOFA Statistics is a user-friendly open source reporting, analysis and reporting package. The project goals are ease of use, learn as you go, and beautiful output. And after 34,000 downloads of early releases, the first general release of SOFA Statistics is out. See it in action here. You can get it for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, and (other) Linux distributions here.
SOFA Statistics is 100% free and open source but affordable commercial support is available to those who would like that here. The latest version is the culmination of several years work and we hope you like it!
Installation note if upgrading: if upgrading from 0.9.24 or below, you will need to rename your /home/username/sofa folder to /home/username/sofastats if you wish to work with old data or settings. If you are using Ubuntu, you must also manually uninstall previous versions of SOFA first so that “sofastats” can overwrite the application icon put there originally by “sofa”.