I’ve been aware of the project internally for a while – occasionally trying out some builds – and now it’s great to see that the efforts have been made public: Microsoft has released Sho on DevLabs
Sho is an great example of how IronPython can serve as a interactive interface glue between multiple .NET components – in this case for visualizing data. Although Sho is more oriented on scientific data it inspires me to wonder what form an interactive tool would take to address the needs of non-scientific visualization and infographics.
Microsoft also has a a new Sho blog on MSDN and some of the Sho Videos linked from the blog are quite interesting. In particular the “Plotting/Analyzing SQL Data” video demonstrates the fundamentals quickly.