- GSL: Quick and Dirty Numerics
The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a collection of
routines for scientific computing. It covers a wide range of
numerical routines and is in principle relatively easy to use.
- LAPACK: Linear Algebra on Speed
LAPACK is a Fortran library for numerical computations in
linear algebra. Excellent performance and many specialized
algorithms make it very popular within the scientific community.
- LaTeX Beamer Class: Presentations with Style
The beamer document class brings presentation design to
LaTeX. Beamer presentations are created very similarly to usual
documents, thus offering the whole features of the LaTeX typesetting
sytem.
- Maxima: The Definitive Computer Algebra System
Maxima is a full-fledged computer algebra system for
symbolic and numeric calculations. It provides many functions from
different areas of mathematics, and new ones can be added easily.
- Octave: The Number Cruncher
Octave is a program for numerical computations. It
provides many functions from all fields of numerical mathematics,
including differentiation, integration, linear algebra and solving of
nonlinear equations. Its syntax is mostly Matlab compliant.
- Pybliographer: Manage Your References
Pybligrapher is an application for managing bibliography
databases. It supports several file formats and offers a
customizable user interface.
- Xd3d: The Unrecognized Genius
Xd3d is a package for advanced 2D and 3D
visualization. It is mainly aimed for applications in science and
engineering and supports various input formats.
- Xfig: Fast Figures
Xfig is a graphics program that allows a fast creation of
technical and scientific figures. Exporters for various formats
guarantee a painless integration with other software, e.g. LaTeX.
- pst-pdf: Unifying PDF with PostScript for LaTeX
The pst-pdf package for LaTeX offers an easy way to
create PDF files from documents containing PostScript images or
native PostScript commands. Apart from including the package and
using a shell script to build the PDF file no further steps are
required.
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