have been looking into ways to easily run MATLAB code in python. I tried out OMPC, but it was to alpha (and beyond my level to be able to help out)

Raj mentioned Octave last weekend. Thanks Raj! Not sure why I never thought to look for an open source version of Matlab. Hopefully it will help out in seeing what available code does when working to port it.

http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
Octave
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/FAQ.html#MATLAB-compatibility
Frequently asked questions about Octave (with answers)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=matplotlib+savefig&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g8g-m1
matplotlib savefig - Google Search
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/
matplotlib: python plotting — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook/Matplotlib/
Cookbook/Matplotlib -
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/contents.html
Overview — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/pyplot_tutorial.html
Pyplot tutorial — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/navigation_toolbar.html
Interactive navigation — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/shell.html
Using matplotlib in a python shell — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/contents.html
Overview — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html
matplotlib pyplot — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/artists.html
Artist tutorial — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/image_tutorial.html
Image tutorial — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://www.daniweb.com/code/snippet216915.html#
Plotting with Pylab - Python Code Snippet
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html#matplotlib.pyplot.savefig
matplotlib pyplot — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/artists.html#artist-tutorial
Artist tutorial — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation

http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=standard+deviation&btnG=Google+Search
standard deviation - Google Search
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation
Standard deviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variance
Variance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.google.com/search?q=python+standard+deviation&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
python standard deviation - Google Search
http://numpy.sourceforge.net/numdoc/HTML/numdoc.htm
http://numpy.sourceforge.net/numdoc/HTML/numdoc.htm
http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#typesseq-mutable
6. Built-in Types — Python v2.6.4 documentation
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2004-April/029058.html
[Tutor] How to calculate Standard Deviation
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081222175223AAcP6oh
Python standard deviation program? - Yahoo! Answers
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=FL&q=python+numpy+standard+deviation&revid=976200001&ei=zu3lSsTSKI2SlAeJ3OToCg&sa=X&oi=revisions_inline&resnum=0&ct=broad-revision&cd=1&ved=0CDkQ1QIoAA
python numpy standard deviation - Google Search
http://www.scipy.org/Numpy_Example_List_With_Doc
Numpy Example List With Doc -
http://www.scipy.org/Numpy_Example_List_With_Doc#head-f1137f9b7bab7491fa197716425059a579a206c4
Numpy Example List With Doc -
http://www.scipy.org/Numpy_Example_List_With_Doc#head-977957b27cf4c22f5d2dd1a5df8d72620f804ac2
Numpy Example List With Doc -
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=0Fr&q=python+xy+osx&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
python xy osx - Google Search
http://www.pythonxy.com/download.php
python(x,y) - Python for Scientists
http://www.google.com/search?q=reinteract&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
reinteract - Google Search
http://www.reinteract.org/trac/
Reinteract - Trac
http://www.reinteract.org/trac/wiki/Tutorial
Tutorial - Reinteract - Trac
http://www.reinteract.org/trac/wiki/GettingIt#MacOSX
GettingIt - Reinteract - Trac
http://www.reinteract.org/trac/wiki/Tutorial/Plotting
Tutorial/Plotting - Reinteract - Trac
http://www.reinteract.org/trac/wiki/Tutorial/Introduction
Tutorial/Introduction - Reinteract - Trac


http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=statistics+&btnG=Google+Search
statistics - Google Search
http://www.google.com/search?q=statistics+python&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
statistics python - Google Search
http://code.google.com/p/python-statlib/
python-statlib - Project Hosting on Google Code
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2009-March/068057.html
[Tutor] statistics with python
http://rpy.sourceforge.net/
http://rpy.sourceforge.net/
http://www.r-project.org/
The R Project for Statistical Computing
http://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html
CRAN: Manuals
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.html
An Introduction to R
http://www.google.com/search?q=matplotlib&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
matplotlib - Google Search
http://sourceforge.net/projects/matplotlib/files/matplotlib/matplotlib-0.99.1/matplotlib-0.99.1.1-py2.5-macosx10.5.dmg/download
Download matplotlib from SourceForge.net
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/installing.html
Installing — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.3.0/numpy-1.3.0-py2.5-macosx10.5.dmg/download
Download Numerical Python from SourceForge.net
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/shell.html#mpl-shell
Using matplotlib in a python shell — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/
Index of /dist
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/
matplotlib: python plotting — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html#matplotlib.pyplot.plot
matplotlib pyplot — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/axes_api.html#matplotlib.axes.Axes
matplotlib axes — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html#matplotlib.pyplot.bar
matplotlib pyplot — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/axes_api.html#matplotlib.axes.Axes.plot
matplotlib axes — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/gallery.html
Thumbnail gallery — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/legend_auto.html
pylab_examples example code: legend_auto.py — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/plotfile_demo.html
pylab_examples example code: plotfile_demo.py — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html
matplotlib pyplot — Matplotlib v0.99.1.1 documentation
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=Hkw&ei=zNvdSsG7CYfg8Qb4vuVy&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CAgQBSgA&q=matplotlib+arange&spell=1
matplotlib arange - Google Search
http://www.daniweb.com/code/snippet216915.html#
Plotting with Pylab - Python Code Snippet

started [2009.07.06 09:55:50]
http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=sage+notebook&btnG=Google+Search
sage notebook - Google Search
http://www.sagemath.org/tour.html
Sage - Tour
http://www.sagemath.org/links-components.html
Sage - Components
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(mathematics_software)
Sage (mathematics software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SymPy
SymPy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

have seen other solutions
see notes in SRL repo links