z/OS Open Source Languages
Mainframe coding made easy! Rocket Open Source Languages and Tools let your developers use the open source languages they know to develop new capabilities that harness the power of the mainframe. Full maintenance and support is available when you're ready to use them in production.
Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language. Python is an interpretive language, and allows users to get their programs working quickly, without a large learning curve.
3.6.1 2.7.13 2.7.6
Perl is a general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. This port offers enhancements over other versions of Perl; it’s preconfigured and precompiled, designed to address the ASCII/EBCDIC conversion, and provides Unicode support.
5.24.0 5.22.0 5.16.2
PHP is a server-side scripting language, offering a simple and universal solution for easy-to-program dynamic Web pages. Programmers can embed PHP statements directly into HTML pages.
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. This port of R also supports Shiny, a web application framework for R. This z/OS port of R is in pre-release and intended for testing and evaluation only.
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is a scripting language commonly used for rapid prototyping, scripted applications, GUIs and testing. In many cases users can implement applications 5-10x faster than is possible using other languages.