nCode Adds Advanced Statistical Analysis Tools to ICE-flow GlyphWorks

HOUSTON, TX and SOUTHFIELD, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 15, 2008 -- Today, Visual Numerics, Inc., a 37-year producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, announced that nCode International, a leading developer of data analysis software, data acquisition systems and durability solutions, has embedded the IMSL® C Numerical Library into nCode's ICE-flow GlyphWorks product. Many of the world's major automotive and aerospace manufacturers rely on ICE-flow GlyphWorks data analysis software, which provides a graphical, process-oriented environment that enables engineers to rapidly extract useful information from vast amounts of measured data. The addition of the IMSL C Library gives these engineers access to more sophisticated statistical analysis tools to help them save time and budget in durability testing and better understand product usage.

Traditionally, nCode's customers use GlyphWorks to make better design engineering decisions for planes, trains and automobiles. Increasingly these companies are under pressure to analyze real-world usage data, and then apply that analysis to improve product testing and maintenance schedules. To better meet these demands, nCode looked to Visual Numerics to expand their product's statistical analysis capabilities. By offering functions from the IMSL C Library as part of GlyphWorks, customers now have access to advanced statistical tools to better understand trends in their data, and compare data across design projects.

"Our customers constantly look for ways to improve their designs and operations for product durability, so they need access to the best analysis tools to make more intelligent decisions with their data," said Jon Aldred, product manager, nCode. "We partnered with Visual Numerics because their numerical libraries offer the most comprehensive, tested statistical functionality available, support the major computing platforms, and were easily embeddable into the GlyphWorks solution."

IMSL C Library's statistical algorithms include curve fitting for linear regression, polynomial regression up to 9th order, and spline fitting. For example, by using curve fitting, design engineers can mathematically determine the relationship between load and strain on a component. Having established the relationship between load and strain under controlled loads, this information enables engineers to convert other measured real-world strain data to loads and understand the actual loading environment that a component experiences. GlyphWorks enables these steps to be automated on many datasets and gigabytes of measured data into one graphical process.

"As experts in statistical analysis technologies, Visual Numerics gives companies like nCode access to more than 3000 complex algorithms that would otherwise take decades to build, so they can focus on their core business -- durability and fatigue testing," said Andy McClure, director of North American sales, Visual Numerics. "By adding numerical libraries to GlyphWorks, we also put the power of advanced analytical capabilities into their customers' hands, enabling them to become much smarter about their data in less time."

nCode also expanded their agreement with Visual Numerics to incorporate the IMSL C Library into their GlyphBuilder product option, which uses the Python scripting language and allows customers to add their own customized functions or analysis based on IMSL Library capabilities into the GlyphWorks environment. This expanded capability is scheduled to release later this summer.

About nCode International

nCode is a leading developer of durability, test & measurement, data analysis, asset monitoring, and product design (CAE Durability) solutions. nCode offers a unique combination of data measurement and acquisition instruments, powerful analysis software, and services that help customers eliminate unexpected failures by measuring and converting durability, performance and operational data into information from which intelligent business decisions can be made that improve Product Lifecycle Performance (PLP) and reduce costs. Established in 1982, nCode has direct offices in Europe, North America, and Asia. For more information about nCode, please visit

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 consulting 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: SAP; Teradata; 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, IMSL and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc.

nCode products include: ICE-flow GlyphWorks, Library, and DesignLife, SoMat eDAQ, and eDAQ-lite. The nCode Logo, nCode, ICE-flow GlyphWorks, ICE-flow Library, ICE-flow DesignLife, SoMat eDAQ, and eDAQ-lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of nCode International Corporation in the USA and/or other countries.

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