Portable OS X FOSS applications
OS X FOSS portable applications are packaged so you can carry around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (or also on your internal hard disk), taking your preferences with you.
Real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. Gpredict can track an unlimited number of satellites and display the data in tables and various graphical view.
GridLAB-D is a new power system simulation tool that provides valuable information to users who design and operate electric power transmission and distribution systems, and to utilities that wish to take advantage of the latest smart grid technology. It incorporates advanced modeling techniques with high-performance algorithms to deliver the latest in end-use load modeling technology integrated with three-phase unbalanced power flow, and retail market systems. Historically, the inability to effectively model and evaluate smart grid technologies has been a barrier to adoption; GridLAB-D is designed to address this problem. User documentation can be found at: http://gridlab-d.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Quick_links The source code is available from GitHub. See https://github.com/gridlab-d/gridlab-d. Issue tracking is handled by GitHub. See https://github.com/gridlab-d/gridlab-d/issues.
Parallel Colt is a multithreaded version of Colt - a library for high performance scientific computing in Java. It contains efficient algorithms for data analysis, linear algebra, multi-dimensional arrays, Fourier transforms, statistics and histogramming
The Ground Station Software Suite projects aims at providing free, useful software tools for ham radio operators. Currently, this projects hosts the Grig communication radio control.
Knitter produces a 3-dimensional model of a knitting pattern. It supports KnitML, as well as a native language similar to that of traditional knitting patterns.
Physically-accurate robotics simulator written in Python
ARS is a physically-accurate robotics simulator written in Python. It's main purpose is to help researchers with to develop mobile manipulators and, in general, any multi-body system. It is open-source, modular, easy to learn and use, and can be a valuable tool in the process of robot design, in the development of control and reasoning algorithms, as well as in teaching and educational activities.
Combines Blender's graphical interface and rendering capabilities with MBDyn's multi-body dynamics, aerodynamics, and aeroelastics simulation and analysis, for rapid modeling and realistic rendering of physics based multi-body simulations.
Software for electromagnetic simulation
MaxFem is an open software package for electromagnetic simulation by using finite element methods. The package can solve problems in electrostatics, direct current, magnetostatics and eddy-currents. We have moved the installers to the MaxFEM website (see below). In order to improve MaxFEM, we will require you to fill out a simple form before downloading them.
A fast and robust software for tracking organisms
ToxTrac is a free Windows program optimized for tracking animals. It uses an advanced tracking algorithm that is robust; very fast; and that can handle one or several animals in one or several environments. The program provides useful statistics as output. ToxTrac can be used for fish, insects, rodents, etc. If used, please cite: Rodriguez, A., Zhang, H., Klaminder, J., Brodin, T., Andersson, P. L. and Andersson, M. (2017). ToxTrac: a fast and robust software for tracking organisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2017(00):1-5. Rodriguez, A., Zhang, H., Klaminder, J., Brodin, T., and Andersson, M. (2017). ToxId: an algorithm to track the identity of multiple animals. Scientific Reports. 7(1):14774. Contact Magnus Andersson, Department of Physics, Umeå University email@example.com Support Alvaro Rodriguez, Main Developer firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Kempestiftelserna
ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.
Software for design single skin kites, speedgliders and paragliders
NMR spin dynamics simulation
Insensitive (Incredible Nuclear Spin EvolutioN SImulation Tool Intended for Visual Education) is an application to simulate the NMR experiment based on the quantum mechanical density matrix formalism. It is available for Mac OS X 10.6 and above and iOS 5.1.1 and above. Please refer to the paper published in Concepts In Magnetic Resonance, 2011, 38A (2), 17-24.
Open source steam property routines in C. Implements the IAPWS-IF97 steam tables from the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam. Includes two-way property solvers and test suite. Can be used from C/C++, Fortran, Python, LabVIEW, Octave and ASCEND.
Easy plotting of images pixel by pixel!
Frustrated because you want to output a high-quality image from your C++ program but haven't found an easy, direct and fast way? Try PNGwriter. Written with scientific simulations in mind, PNGwriter allows you to plot to a PNG image pixel by pixel. * * *README* * * This is the last PNGwriter release that will be hosted on SourceForge.net. Please use the following site: https://github.com/pngwriter/pngwriter/releases to find all versions of PNGwriter including and later than 0.5.5. The PNGwriter website is still hosted on SourceForge.net: http://pngwriter.sourceforge.net Thank you! @individual61 @ax3l
Wcalc is a tool for the analysis and synthesis of electronic components. Some of the models include coupled microstrip lines, single layer air core solenoid inductors, etc. Wcalc can analyze the electrical parameters based on the physical dimensions a
A multi-procedure, multi platform electron spectrum evaluation program, with special options for atomic physics and XPS/UPS spectroscopy.
Framework für Numerische Rechnungen
NumeRe: Framework für Numerische Rechnungen is a framework written for Microsoft Windows(R) and released under the GNU GPL v3 for solving and visualizing mathematical and physical problems numerically. NumeRe is based upon muParser, MathGL, BasicExcel, TinyXML-2, the Boost C++-Library & the GNU Scientific Library The program's language is available in German and in English, however all commands are always in English, to suppress misuse of special characters and enhance portability across different languages. The version 1.0.9 brings the ability to translate NumeRe's language to your native language. If you are interested in translating NumeRe to your language, please mail the developer. If you think that NumeRe is helpful: don't hesitate and write a corresponding review here on SourceForge! Win 8.1- & Win 10-Support: https://sites.google.com/site/numereframework/project-updates/win81x64win10x64-support
VHF-UHF propagation prediction and radio coverage analysis tool.
QRadioPredict is an experimental software for VHF-UHF propagation prediction and radio coverage analysis. Currently it works on Linux and Windows 32 bit (Vista tested). Can be used as a repeater site planing tool. Uses OpenStreetMap tiles or public sattelite imagery as background. Elevation profiles are taken from NASA 1 degree SRTM 3 arcsec elevation files (*.hgt) obtainable from various sources. Uses a new algorithm for glound clutter attenuation prediction, based on a ray model. Terrain type data is taken from Corine CLC2006 shapefiles, which gives great accuracy for all of Europe, or from any other land cover data such as VMAP0 shapefiles. Has an internal APRS client which can be used to display stations as a landmark. Can use antenna radiation patterns generated by 4NEC2 or other NEC2 compatible antenna modelling programs. QRadioPredict can operate as a traditional standalone program or can be connected to Flightgear for real-time radio analysis.
SpecTools - an OpenSource software package for quant. spectra analysis
Automated Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis Combining Background Subtraction, Cosmic-Ray Removal and Peak Fitting programmed in LabVIEW. Current version 1.1.0. Binaries and source available.
PyRPL turns your Red Pitaya into a powerful analog feedback device.
The Red Pitaya is a commercial, affordable FPGA board with fast analog inputs and outputs. This makes it useful for quantum optics experiments, in particular as a digital feedback controller for analog systems. Based on the open source software provided by the board manufacturer, PyRPL (Python RedPitaya Lockbox) implements many devices that are needed for optics experiments with the Red Pitaya. PyRPL implements various digital signal processing (DSP) modules (see features below). It allows to arbitrarily interconnect the available DSP modules and retrieve signal values on timescales below 1 ms. The graphical user interface (GUI) provides a realtime display of the various measurement instruments and allows the easy configuration of DSP signal chains and feedback controllers. At the highest abstraction level, arbitrary feedback sequences can be defined to fulfill tasks as complex as approaching and locking a resonance of a high-finesse Fabry-Perot cavity (tested up to finesse=100,000).
QXRD is software for the acquisition and analysis of X-ray data taken with 2 dimensional detectors. The software can drive a Perkin Elmer XRD series flat panel detector and can be remote-controlled via a socket interface, or directly from SPEC
Object-oriented crystallographic library and program, for the analysis of Crystal structures from scattering experiments: optimized scattering computation, Graphical interface for structures and data, global optimization algorithms.
3D mobile robot simulation environment. Due to the component-based design very flexible and also suitable for several other mechatronical systems. Planned to be used for a real distributed robot system currently being built up.
An application programming (API) and graphical user interface (GUI) to facilitate the use of PENELOPE's program PENEPMA.