This project provides features to allow scientific software to be inter-operable. Algorithms exist today which could be shared between existing Eclipse-based applications however in practice they describe data and do plotting using specific APIs which are not inter-operable or interchangeable. This project defines a structure to make this a thing of the past. It defines an inter-operable layer upon which to build RCP applications such that your user interface, data or plotting can be reused by others.
The Science Working Group hosted by the Eclipse Foundation is a collaboration of people developing software components used for basic scientific research.
The Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment (ICE) will address the usability needs of the scientific and engineering community for the Big Four modeling and simulation activities. The focus of the ICE will be to develop an easily extended and reusable set of tools that can be used by developers to create rich user interfaces for their modeling and simulation products. Custom widgets and data structures with well-defined interfaces and high-coverage unit tests will be provided for plugin developers.