New Software Links

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:

In our Partial Differential Equation section, we’ve got a new link to FEniCS, which appears to be a super-project that has a bunch of smaller packages for dealing with finite element simulations.

Our Mathematics section has a new link to Lybniz, a general purpose function grapher.

Madagascar is the latest entry in our Geology and Geophysics section. It looks to be a new geophysical data processing tool written completely fresh from the ground up!

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!

Our Mathematics Education section gets an entry for NA_WorkSheet, a Java-based worksheet that contains a whole bunch of numerical analysis tools.

And finally, Gretl now appears in our Statistics section. Gretl is a package for econometric analysis, written in C.

Keep those links coming!

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4 Responses to New Software Links

  1. A few weeks ago I applied for a link in Physics->Fluid dynamics to http://gpiv.sourceforge.net concerning software for Particle Image Velocimetry. It still is not included. Why?

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  2. Dan Gezelter says:

    Gerber,

    I didn’t see it come through the link request form! We certainly want to include software like Gpiv in our database, and in fact, I just added it to our Engineering section.

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  3. Gerber says:

    Thanks very much for adding a link.

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  4. Aani says:

    I didn’t see it come through the link request form! We certainly want to include software like Gpiv in our database, and in fact, I just added it to our

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