Academic Software

The Academic Software section of Open Source Internet provides the best free and open source alternatives for academic software programs. This includes software for mathematics, science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as engineering applications.

DEAS

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Statistics Software - DEASVisit Site: DEAS

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source statistics software.

Description: The goal of this project is to develop a Data Envelopment Analysis(DEA) program using Stata programming language. This is the replacement of “deastata” project that we maintained for the purpose of version management. We call the program package “DEAS” which stands for Data Envelopment Analysis using Stata.

mlpy

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Statistics Software - mlpyVisit Site: mlpy

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source Python module for Machine Learning.

Description: mlpy provides a wide range of state-of-the-art machine learning methods for supervised and unsupervised problems and it is aimed at finding a reasonable compromise among modularity, maintainability, reproducibility, usability and efficiency.

Devium

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Statistics Software - DeviumVisit Site: Devium

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source software for data analysis.

Description: Dynamic multivariatE data analysis And VIsUalization PlatforM is a browser-based multivariate data analysis solution implemented in Shiny.

Statcato

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Statistics Software - StatcatoVisit Site: Statcato

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source Java software for elementary statistics.

Description: Statcato is a free Java software application developed for elementary statistical computations. Its features are tailored for community college statistics students and instructors.

TXM

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Statistics Software - TXMVisit Site: TXM

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source statistics softare.

Description: We develop three pieces of software: (1)The TXM desktop application (TXM for short) for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux: an Eclipse RCP application (sometimes called TXM RCP or TXM desktop (RCP), in this wiki), which builds upon the toolbox to provide a standalone textometry application.

gretl

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Mathematics - GretlVisit Site: gretl

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source software package for econometric analysis.

Description: Is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. It is free, open-source software. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Euler Math Toolbox

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Mathematics - EulerVisit Site: Euler Math Toolbox

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source mathematics software.

Description: EMT is for everyone who needs to do numerical mathematics, optimization, statistics, symbolic or integer mathematics from the beginning student level to the research level in an interactive way with beautiful graphics.

Macaulay2

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Mathematics - Macaulay2Visit Site: Macaulay2

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source system for algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.

Description: Macaulay2 includes core algorithms for computing Gröbner bases and graded or multi-graded free resolutions of modules over quotient rings of graded or multi-graded polynomial rings with a monomial ordering.

GAP

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Mathematics - GAPVisit Site: GAP

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source system for computational discrete algebra.

Description: GAP is a system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory. GAP provides a programming language, a library of thousands of functions implementing algebraic algorithms written in the GAP language as well as large data libraries of algebraic objects.

Singular

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Mathematics - SingularVisit Site: Singular

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source computer algebra system.

Description: Singular is a computer algebra system for polynomial computations, with special emphasis on commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory. It is free and open-source under the GNU General Public Licence.

PARI/GP

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Mathematics - PARI-GPVisit Site: PARI/GP

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source computer algebra system.

Description: PARI/GP is a widely used computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory (factorizations, algebraic number theory, elliptic curves…), but also contains a large number of other useful functions to compute with mathematical entities such as matrices, polynomials, power series, algebraic numbers etc., and a lot of transcendental functions.

Yacas

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Mathematics - YacasVisit Site: Yacas

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source computer algebra system.

Description: YACAS is an easy to use, general purpose Computer Algebra System, a program for symbolic manipulation of mathematical expressions. It uses its own programming language designed for symbolic as well as arbitrary-precision numerical computations.

Axiom

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Mathematics - AxiomVisit Site: Axiom

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source computer algebra system.

Description: Axiom is a general purpose Computer Algebra system. It is useful for doing mathematics by computer and for research and development of mathematical algorithms. It defines a strongly typed, mathematically correct type hierarchy. It has a programming language and a built-in compiler.

Avogadro

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Life Sciences - AvogadroVisit Site: Avogadro

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source molecule visualization software.

Description: Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.

Quantum GIS

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GIS - Quantum GISVisit Site: Quantum GIS

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source GIS Software.

Description: Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

GRASS GIS

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GIS - GRASS GISVisit Site: GRASS GIS

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source GIS software.

Description: GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free Geographic Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.

Libre Mechanics

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Engineering Software - Libre MechanicsVisit Site: Libre Mechanics

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source mechanical engineering software.

Description: Libre Mechanics it’s an Open Knowledge project created to offer a useful platform of information related with the development and research of Mechanical Engineering themes and similar fields, higly related with the use of Open Source and Software Libre tools.

Impact

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Engineering Software - ImpactVisit Site: Impact

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source dynamic impact event simulation software.

Description: Impact is an explicit Finite Element Program Suite which simulates dynamic impact events. It has a range of elements, contact handling and different material laws. Models can be created, solved and analyzed with the included pre- and postprocessor.

Kalypso

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Earth Sciences - KalypsoVisit Site: Kalypso

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source modelling software for water management.

Description: Kalypso is an open source model system for numerical simulations in water management. With Calypso you put on flood protection concepts and calculate flood hazard and flood risk maps – currently highly topical tasks as may be prescribed include the EU Floods Directive 2007/60/EC.

SGeMS

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Earth Sciences - SGeMSVisit Site: SGeMS

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source geostatistical modelling software.

Description: The Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) is an open-source computer package for solving problems involving spatially related variables. It provides geostatistics practitioners with a user-friendly interface, an interactive 3-D visualization, and a wide selection of algorithms.

Nightshade

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Astronomy Software - NightshadeVisit Site: Nightshade

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source planetarium software.

Description: Nightshade is free, open source simulation and visualization software for teaching and exploring astronomy, Earth science, and related topics.

PSPP

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Statistics Software - PSPPVisit Site: PSPP

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source statistics software alternative to SPSS.

Description: PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a Free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions.

R Project

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Statistics Software - R ProjectVisit Site: R Project

Cost: Free

Comments: Free statistics software.

Description: R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.

OSIV

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Physics Software - OSIVVisit Site: OSIV

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source image analysis software.

Description: OSIV is a program written to perform cross-correlation analysis of particle image velocimetry (PIV) images. The program was designed to be both very modular and quite efficient. It incorporates most of the tried-and-true algorithms and some of the more recent additions to the PIV toolkit. Importantly, OSIV is released open source so that users may contribute back to the project.

GAMESS

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Physics Software - GAMESSVisit Site: GAMESS

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source physics software.

Description: GAMESS is a program for ab initio molecular quantum chemistry. Briefly, GAMESS can compute SCF wavefunctions ranging from RHF, ROHF, UHF, GVB, and MCSCF. Correlation corrections to these SCF wavefunctions include Configuration Interaction, second order perturbation Theory, and Coupled-Cluster approaches, as well as the Density Functional Theory approximation.

Elmer

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Physics Software - ElmerVisit Site: Elmer

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source physics simulation software.

Description: Elmer is an open source multiphysical simulation software mainly developed by CSC – IT Center for Science (CSC). Elmer development was started 1995 in collaboration with Finnish Universities, research institutes and industry. After it’s open source publication in 2005, the use and development of Elmer has become international.

CompHEP

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Physics Software - CompHEPVisit Site: CompHEP

Cost: Free

Comments: Free physics software.

Description: CompHEP is a package for automatic calculations of elementary particle decays and collision processes in the lowest order of perturbation theory (the tree level approximation).

GNU Octave

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Mathematics - GNU OctaveVisit Site: GNU Octave

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source numerical computation software.

Description: GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation.

Scilab

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Mathematics - ScilabVisit Site: Scilab

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source numerical computation software.

Description: Scilab is free and open source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.

HMMER

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Life Sciences - HMMERVisit Site: HMMER

Cost: Free

Comments: Free bio-sequence analysis software.

Description: HMMER is used for searching sequence databases for homologs of protein sequences, and for making protein sequence alignments. It implements methods using probabilistic models called profile hidden Markov models (profile HMMs).