To be sorted : http://wiki.eagle-usb.org/wakka.php?wiki=LogicielsScientifiques existing packages are described (I miss the snapshots)

once a program is chosen see CompilePrograms to add compilation / tests / screenshots... see PresentationScientificPackaging to see how to contribute and get numerous other scientific programs included in public distributions.

#### science-related GNU/Linux distributions

http://www.caelinux.com/CMS/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=43&func=view&id=232&catid=2 [en] many suggestions of programs, being sorted
http://www.caelinux.com/CMS/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=43&func=view&id=218&catid=2 [en] some have been included

see CAELinuxSuggestionshttps://www.scientificlinux.org/ distribution for scientific use, based on RHEL4

https://www.scientificlinux.org/distributions/4x/40/sl.release.note.40.i386 not much added :/ (openafs, mp3, ...) at least it permit to have a standard base

http://www.paipix.org/tikiwiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=47 AIPIX scientific live-DVD (based on Debian)

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/entdev/article.php/3701421 The 7 Most Influential GNU/Linux Distribution Guide

#### presentation of products

http://archimedes.iv.org.br/portal/project/archimedes-project/ - screenshots computer-aided design software focused on architecturehttp://ceu.fi.udc.es/SAL/index.shtml SAL (Scientific Applications on Linux) is a collection of information and links to software that will be of interest to scientists and engineers. The broad coverage of Linux applications will also benefit the whole Linux/Unix community. There are currently 2,965 entries in SAL

http://ceu.fi.udc.es/SAL/B/index.shtml [en] list of Numerical Analysis programs

http://ceu.fi.udc.es/SAL/Z/2/index.shtml [en] list of chemical/biological software

http://sal.jyu.fi/index.shtml [en] a mirror just in case other sites are down for SAL

http://franck.fresnel.free.fr/ATNT/Presentation.php (GPL) Acquisition et traitement numérique (java)
http://www.libres-apps.org/index.php?tags=scientifique [fr] annuaire logiciels scientifiqueshttp://ceu.fi.udc.es/SAL/Z/2/index.shtml [en] list of chemical/biological software

http://sal.jyu.fi/index.shtml [en] a mirror just in case other sites are down for SAL

http://sourceforge.net/projects/octaviz/ (GPL) [ screenshots ] Octaviz is a visualization system for Octave. It is a wrapper that makes all VTK classes accessible from within Octave using the same object-oriented syntax as in C++ or Python. Octaviz also provides high-level functions for 2D and 3D visualization. Using those functions, most common visualization tasks (3D surface plots, contour plots, meshes etc) can be accomplished without any knowledge about VTK.

http://ab-initio.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/Meep (GPL) free finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation software package developed at MIT to model electromagnetic systems, along with our MPB eigenmode package

http://people.web.psi.ch/geus/pyfemax/index.html [ screenshots ] PySparse extends the Python interpreter by a set of sparse matrix types holding double precision values. PyFemax is a set of Python modules which allow to compute eigensolutions of the time-harmonic Maxwell equations

- http://sourceforge.net/projects/pysparse/ (BSD) A Sparse Matrix Library for Python

http://freshmeat.net/projects/radarfdtd/ (GPL) a program to simulate electromagnetic waves propagating through various materials (the author used it mainly for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) applications, but it is not limited to this). Using generalized perfectly matched layers (GPML) as an absorbing boundary condition

http://alioth.debian.org/projects/tessa/ (GPL) Tessa is a three-dimensional simulation software for optical systems, based on the FDTD method. It is believed to be terribly efficient. Tessa was developed in the LEOM laboratory, École centrale de Lyon: http://leom.ec-lyon.fr/

http://savannah.fzk.de/ a german forge with scientific software (using grid)

http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/ to be checked : programs based on gnu scientific library (maybe not all are packaged ?)

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience programs in debian (or not)

http://zaimi.free.fr/informatique/ [fr] list of many programs

http://82.231.148.189/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=doc:veille:ingenierie [fr]

http://www-math.univ-fcomte.fr/pp_Annu/DCALUGARU/liens.php [fr]

http://ubunpingoo.tuxfamily.org/doku.php?id=installation_rapide_de_logiciels_utilisables_en_milieu_educatif [fr] many programs for science

http://www.aiaa-houston.org/newsletter/jan06/jan06.pdf [en] review of astronautics with octave, maxima, flight gear, IT++, ode, openscenegraph

http://www.archilinux.org/archi-cao/archi-cao.html [fr] some programs either free or non-free for CAD, import autocad files in blender

http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html [en] table identifying CAD software for Linux with license type / source code provided / binary packages

http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/UTILlinks.html [en] CAD/3d Utilities Links

http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/MODlinks.html [en] Linux Modelers Links

http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/MODlinks.html [en] Linux Modelers Links

http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/sage/applications.php Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (to be checked)

http://www.librecours.org/cgi-bin/main?callback=presentation [fr]

https://lipforge.ens-lyon.fr/softwaremap/trove_list.php

http://gforge.inria.fr/softwaremap/trove_list.php

http://norma.mas.ecp.fr/wikimas/ScientificComputingSoftware [en] lots of sofware, some with a F/OSS license

http://www.loria.fr/software/tous?license=free&theme=all&search_string= [fr] list of sofware with free license

http://www.csc.fi/suomi/hakemisto/sovelluslista/ohjelmistot.html.en [en] Application software and databases at CSC (check what is free)

http://sw-tools.pdb.org/apps/MAXIT/index.html maxit Program Suite was developed by the PDB (Protein Data Bank) and NDB (Nucleic Acid Database) to assist in the processing and curation of macromolecular structure data

http://gersoo.free.fr/calsci/calsci1.html [fr] long list of products (either free software or sometimes not)

http://techer.pascal.free.fr/postgis/ [fr] geographic information systems (postgres with spatial options)

http://freshmeat.net/projects/aisee/ Free for non-commercial use graph browser which supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting and easy printing

http://freshmeat.net/projects/siptoolbox/ scigraphica

http://luke.no-ip.org/code/ [en] many programs, some about fractals or open GL...

http://g3d-cpp.sourceforge.net/ commercial-grade 3D Engine available as Open Source (BSD License). It is used in games, tech demos, research papers, military simulators, and university courses. It can support real-time rendering, off-line rendering, back-end game server management of 3D worlds, and use of graphics hardware for general purpose computing.

http://freshmeat.net/browse/97/

http://freshmeat.net/projects/ghemical/ A molecular modelling package with GUI and 3D-visualization tools.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/gmsh/ A 3D finite element mesh generator with built-in CAD engine and post-processor.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/visit/ Software for scientific visualization and analysis.

http://www.mathtools.net/ [en] many programs, most of them proprietary after a quick glance :-(

http://sourceforge.net/projects/elisa an open C++ library for constraint programming and constraint solving techniques (requires gaol)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaol C++ library for interval arithmetic (RPMs are available - requires IBM mathlib)

#### List of existing packages or programs

Those are lists of programs for GNU/Linux, which may be already packaged.http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/KB/SciApps

http://rpms.mandrivaclub.com/rpms/Groups.html see http://rpms.mandrivaclub.com/rpms/Sciences_Mathematics.html and others in Sciences/you name it...

http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/math/

http://www.freshports.org/math/ ports for FreeBSD

http://www.biolinux.org/soft.html rpm packages for biology => verify whether they are in plf or contrib

http://www.usinglinux.org/science/

http://www.jesuislibre.org/applications/Scientifique_et_Technique/ [fr] many programs to verify

http://repos.opensuse.org/science/SUSE_Factory/repodata/ a repository dedicated to Software for Scientists and Engineers (SUSE_Factory)

http://www.eso.org/science/scisoft/ packaging of astronomical software

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmes_GNU-Linux_d'astronomie

#### Programs with packages available

Those programs could be included either in main or in contrib, only need a maintainer and adaptation of spec filehttp://calculix.de/ (GPL) Three-Dimensional Structural Finite Element Program

http://www.dhondt.de/ to download calculix

http://www.colorfullife.com/~manfred/ccx/ rpm are available

see TestCalculix

http://www.colorfullife.com/~manfred/ccx/ rpm are available

see TestCalculix

http://sourceforge.net/projects/apbs - [ screenshots ] (GPL) software package for the numerical solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, a popular continuum model for describing electrostatic interactions between molecular solutes over a wide range of length scales

verify if this is obsoleted by what provides apbs...

http://www.fetk.org/ The Finite Element ToolKit (FEtk) is an evolving collection of parallel adaptive multilevel finite element software libraries and tools for solving coupled systems of partial differential equations (PDE) and integral equations (IE)

http://cam.ucsd.edu/~mholst/codes/maloc/index.html (GPL) MALOC (Minimal Abstraction Layer for Object-oriented C) is a small, portable, abstract C environment library for object-oriented C programming

http://cam.ucsd.edu/~mholst/codes/maloc/index.html#download rpm are available

http://cam.ucsd.edu/~mholst/codes/mc/index.html hum missing the downloading links :-(http://cam.ucsd.edu/~mholst/codes/sg/index.html (GPL) SG is an unstructured simplex mesh OpenGL display and manipulation tool for use with the finite element research codes MC and PLTMG

http://cam.ucsd.edu/~mholst/codes/sg/index.html#download rpm are available

verify if this is obsoleted by what provides apbs...http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac_fr.html (GPL) calcul formel, de la géométrie dynamique, du tableur et de la programmation. Xcas est une interface de Giac, une bibliothèque C++ de calcul formel libre (licence GPL). Giac dispose d'un mode de compatibilité avec les logiciels Maple et MuPAD et les calculatrices TI89/TI92/Voyage 200

http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac_fr.html#packages debian packages available

http://www.math.u-bordeaux.fr/~belabas/pari/ PARI/GP computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory (factorizations, algebraic number theory, elliptic curves...)

http://modular.fas.harvard.edu/SAGE/ a graphical interface

#### Programs not yet packaged

Have a look at those programs, check license and whether packages (deb, rpm, ...) would be availablehttp://gcalc.net/ (GPL) [ screenshots ] set of graphing functionality for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and beyond. (Java)

http://www2.enel.ucalgary.ca/~vigmond/flounder/ - Flounder is a quick way to visualize regularly spaced 4D data, i.e., a data set that is a function of x, y, z, and time.

http://cocoa.dima.unige.it/ (public domain) Computations in Commutative Algebra

http://www.gap-system.org (GPL) GAP is a system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory.

http://home.gna.org/mipisti/ (GPL) MicroscopePictureStitching (MiPiSti) arrange charts to one overall picture

https://gna.org/projects/mipisti project page

https://gna.org/projects/mini3d/ (GPL) mini3d is a set of basic tools for exporting/importing 3d mesh. This lib provide read/write 3d mesh in 3ds ascii format (.asc)

https://gna.org/projects/micromodel/ (GPL) This MicroModel library is about modeling low polycount 3d models. A visual mouse driven modeler is featured to help building models.

https://gna.org/projects/metafract/ (GPL) Metafract is an all-purpose fractal generator using GTK+2.

http://www.decade-dynamics.org/ (GPL) Decade is an acronym for Dynamic Engine for Computer Aided DEsign software. It aims to provide a full dynamic engine for simulating rigid body. Decade can work as a standalone tool, as well as an extension for CATIA V5 and SolidWorks CAD softwares.

https://gna.org/projects/haplo/ (GPL) a finite element program

http://download.gna.org/haplo/debian/ debian packages

http://www.swox.com/gmp/ (LGPL) GMP is a free library for arbitrary precision arithmetic, operating on signed integers, rational numbers, and floating point numbers. There is no practical limit to the precision except the ones implied by the available memory in the machine GMP runs on. GMP has a rich set of functions, and the functions have a regular interface.

http://www.opencfd.co.uk/ (GPL) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Open FOAM (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox can simulate anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics, electromagnetics and the pricing of financial options

http://freshmeat.net/projects/openfoam/ license : GPL

http://gfs.sourceforge.net/ - [ screenshots ] (GPL) library for the solution of the partial differential equations describing fluid flow

http://www.geuz.org/getdp/ (GPL) GetDP has been initially developed in the field of computational electromagnetics, general finite element solver using mixed elements to discretize de Rham-type complexes in one, two and three dimensions

http://www.geuz.org/gmsh/ - [ screenshots ] (GPL) Gmsh is a three-dimensional finite element mesh generator with built-in pre- and post-processing facilities

http://www.hpfem.jku.at/netgen/index.html - [ screenshots ] (LGPL) Netgen is an automatic 3d tetrahedral mesh generator

http://www.hpfem.jku.at/ngsolve/index.html (LGPL) NGSolve is a general purpose 3D finite element solver. Version 1.x supports scalar (heat flow), elasticity and magnetic field problems.

http://www.opencascade.org/ - [ screenshots ] (LGPL-like) Open CASCADE is a powerful CAD/CAM/CAE kernel and development platform for 3D modeling applications

http://www.mit.edu/~ibaran/kseg.html [en] GPL Geometry

http://www.stat.umn.edu/macanova/macanova.home.html [en] GPL interactive statistical analysis program

http://socnetv.sourceforge.net/ [en] GPL comprehensive Social Networks Analysis and Visualisation

http://eye.jimbomania.com/eyefract.html [en] maybe-GPL

http://jimbomania.com/glfract.html [en] GPL loads fractal {Mandelbrot, Julia} sets from file as specified by David Eyerman's Eyefract v0.6.0 and displays them in 3D space with OpenGL/Glut

http://spike.sandia.gov/Trilinos/about.html Project Trilinos effort to develop and implement robust parallel algorithms using modern object-oriented software design, while still leveraging the value of established numerical libraries such as PETSc, Aztec, the BLAS and LAPACK.

http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/modules.php?op=modload&name=PagEd&file=index&page_id=18 [fr] cartes du ciel (skychart), compiles with lazarus free pascal

http://www.wings3d.com/index.php [en] Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler BSD, developed in erlang :-(

http://home.fnal.gov/~gnedin/IFRIT/ - [ screenshots ] (Public Domain) powerful tool that can be used to visualize 3-dimensional data sets

http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/xtal/software/gsas.html (BSD-like) GSAS (General Structure Analysis System) is a comprehensive system for the refinement of structural models to both x-ray and neutron diffraction data. The GSAS package can be used with both single-crystal and powder diffraction data (Rietveld analysis) -- TagScara

http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/crystallography/software/expgui/expgui.html Public Domain tcl/tk EXPGUI is a GUI for GSAS

http://jsynoptic.sourceforge.net/ (LGPL) JSynoptic renders information graphically. It can be used as a simple graph plotter, or as a complex run-time monitoring environment

http://jcae.sourceforge.net/ (LGPL) # simple volumes modeler # finite elements mesher # portable on platforms which support Java and Opencascade

http://consult.cern.ch/writeup/garfield/files/ (no license found) Garfield is a computer program for the detailed simulation of two- and three-dimensional drift chambers.

#### software that seems not free

to be looked at later... even though they seem open source (OSI) approved. Non-commercial is a severe restriction :-(http://femm.foster-miller.net/index.html A Windows finite element solver for 2D and axisymmetric magnetic and electrostatic problems with graphical pre- and post-processors.

http://femm.foster-miller.net/Archives/license.htm not a free license (cannot charge)

http://femm.foster-miller.net/Archives/linux/readme.htm runs in wine :-(

http://femm.foster-miller.net/Archives/linux/readme.htm runs in wine :-(

http://www.dealii.org/ - QPL licensing The main aim of deal.II is to enable development of modern finite element algorithms, using among other aspects sophisticated error estimators and adaptive meshes.

http://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/TI/LiDIA/ - non-commercial license A C++ Library For Computational Number Theory

http://www.ill.fr/pages/science/IGroups/diff/Soft/fp/index.html - license to be found a set of crystallographic programs (FullProf, WinPLOTR, EdPCR, GFourier, etc...) mainly developed for Rietveld analysis (structure profile refinement) of neutron (constant wavelength, time of flight, nuclear and magnetic scattering) or X-ray powder diffraction data collected at constant or variable step in scattering angle 2theta. -- TagScara

http://www-llb.cea.fr/fullweb/fp2k/fp2k_intro_whatis.htm brief presentation

http://www.ill.fr/pages/science/IGroups/diff/Soft/fp/php/downloads.html (last version when checked : June 2006)

http://www-llb.cea.fr/fullweb/fp2k/fp2k.htm (dates back to january 2003 ?)

http://www-llb.cea.fr/fullweb/others/jfullprof.htm jfullprof (java interface)

http://www.ill.fr/pages/science/IGroups/diff/Soft/fp/php/downloads.html (last version when checked : June 2006)

http://www-llb.cea.fr/fullweb/fp2k/fp2k.htm (dates back to january 2003 ?)

http://www-llb.cea.fr/fullweb/others/jfullprof.htm jfullprof (java interface)

#### Compilations of programs

for programs that have not yet been packaged and that I try to get compiled see CompileProgramsCompileElmer GPL tool using finite element method for multi-physics problems (compiles with g95 fortran gcc-c++ ...)

TestCalculix GPL tool

TestScilab non-free license (non-commercial) tool for many scientific problems

#### For Scara

http://openscientist.lal.in2p3.fr/http://wikiomics.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.openscience.org/links/index.php?section=21

http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk/

http://www.steletch.org/spip.php?rubrique4

http://fsffrance.org/science/chimie.fr.html

http://www.alchem.org/

http://www.alchem.org/list.php3?id_rubrique=2 [fr] list of software

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