Instead of using the light-IDE shipped with SCaVis zip file, one can use the fully-featured NetBeans IDE (see http://netbeans.org/) or Eclipse IDE. ion using Python(Jython) and Java language taking advantage many features of these professional tools. You can program with ScaVis in Java. In addition, you can write scripts in Jython, Groovy and JRuby (after installing appropriate plugins),
Here are the steps which are needed to port the SCaVis library into NetBeans. You can do similar steps for Eclipse IDE. Below we provide a single jar file which include all SCaVis libraries (excluding those which belong to the SCaVis IDE) and pre-configured Netbeans platform to work with such libraries.