A whole bunch of new software to highlight today:
In our Engineering section, we have two new packages: OOFEM is an object oriented, parallel, multiphysics finite element code system for solving mechanical, transport and fluid mechanics problems, and ASCEND is a generalized modelling environment for engineering and science problems. It offers: an object-oriented model description language for describing your system, an interactive user interface that allows you to solve your model and explore the effect of changing the model parameters, and a scripting environment that allows you to automate your more complex simulation problems.
Our Molecule Viewers and Editors section sees the addition of Avogadro, a new molecular editor built on OpenBabel that looks like it will be great (although I can’t find a download link to try it out).
I’m really excited to see CP2K show up in our Theoretical & Computational Chemistry section. CP2K is performs atomistic and molecular simulations of solid state, liquid, molecular and biological systems. It provides a general framework for different methods such as e.g. density functional theory (DFT) using a mixed Gaussian and plane waves approach (GPW), and classical pair and many-body potentials.
PhyloSort is a neat Java code that sorts phylogenetic trees by searching for user-specified subtrees that contain a monophyletic group of interest defined by operational taxonomic units. Look for it in our Bioinformatics section.
And the newest link is to massXpert, a follow on package by the author of polyXmass. massXpert simulates and analyzes mass spectrometry data obtained on linear (bio-)polymers. Both massXpert and polyXmass can be found in our Analytical Chemistry section.
Check them out and keep those suggestions coming!
[tags]open source, science, software[/tags]