We’ve been completely swamped lately with duties relating to Freshman chemistry. There’s been a backlog of new OpenSource scientific software, so without further ado:
Our Algorithms and Computational Theory section gets a new link to oMetah, or “Open Metaheuristics,” a set of tools for genetic/evolutionnary algorithms, tabu searches, simulated annealing, ant colony algorithms, etc. It looks good for hard mono-objective continuous optimization problems.
Debyer takes a file with atom positions as input and can output X-ray and neutron diffraction patterns, the total scattering structure function, the pair distribution function (PDF), and related functions (RDF, reduced PDF). It can be used for comparison of molecular dynamics simulations or other models of atomistic structure of the material with X-ray and neutron powder diffraction experiments. It makes an appearance in our Crystallography section.
I wasn’t sure how to categorize SwisTrak. It allows for tracking multiple objects such as insects or robots from a video stream provided by a file or directly from a camera. Where does it belong? Life Sciences? Engineering? Both!
Keep those links coming!
[tags]Open source, Science, Software[/tags]