IBM brings Python data science platform Anaconda to Linux

IBM is bringing the Python data science platform Anaconda to the company’s LinuxONE and IBM Z customers.

Anaconda is the world's most popular Python distribution platform and boasts over 25 million users worldwide. Today’s announcement is the latest part of IBM’s effort to bring popular data science frameworks and libraries to its enterprise platforms.

Barry Baker, VP of Product Management for IBM Z & LinuxONE, wrote in a blog post:

“Data scientists...

Compiler pioneer and first female Turing winner Frances Allen dies aged 88

Computer scientist Frances Allen, a pioneer of compiling software and the first female Turing award winner, has died at the age of 88.

Allen made vital contributions to compilers – which turn raw code into executable software – along with program optimisation, and parallelisation.

She sadly died of Alzheimer's on her birthday, August 4th.

Allen helped to change the perception of computer science being just a male career. During a time when females in...