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Quantitative Analysts Have Fastest Linear Programming Optimization, Classification Neural Networks, and Visualization Tools from Visual Numerics® IMSL™ C# and JMSL™ Numerical Libraries for Portfolio Modeling

Houston, Texas – June 14, 2006 – Visual Numerics, Inc., celebrating 35 years of producing leading numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced the availability of the IMSL C# Numerical Library version 4.0 and JMSL Numerical Library for Java™ Applications version 4.0. These libraries now include the world’s fastest, most robust high performance dense linear programming optimizer in pure Java and C#, the most sophisticated classification neural network technology in a broad numerical library for data mining and business intelligence, and 3D charting capabilities. The combination of these features is optimal for capital market companies who need to build advanced applications capable of performing portfolio optimization, trading systems analysis and risk modeling on a wide variety of computing platforms.

Many companies in the financial services industry do not have access to standard methods or algorithms for quantitative model development. As a result, quantitative engineers must go through a lengthy trial and error process to build their own models. To prevent quantitative engineers from spending years designing just one mathematical and statistical algorithm, Visual Numerics now offers up to 100 fully-tested classes in version 4.0 of the IMSL C# and JMSL Numerical Libraries to help engineers build applications that solve real world problems, and get those solutions to market faster.

“Financial services companies are under incredible pressure to synthesize massive amounts of data to produce real-time forecasts and investment recommendations for their clients,” said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. “By offering highly advanced mathematical and statistical libraries with the fastest, most robust high performance dense linear programming optimizer and charting capabilities, we’re giving portfolio managers a powerful business intelligence toolset for making more accurate, up-to-the-minute financial recommendations.”