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.
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.
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.
Python GUI program for Geiger counters like GMC-300/320/500/600
GeigerLog is a Python based GUI program to work with GQ Electronic's GMC-300 / 320 and now also GMC-500 /600 Geiger counters. Available as "scripts" to run where a proper Python environment exists, or as "bundle", which brings its own Python environment (but currently runs on Linux only). GeigerLog allows reading of Geiger counter data, logging to file, printing to screen and plotting as graph, showing Count Rate vs. Time, both in various, selectable units. The history stored on the Geiger counter's internal memory can be extracted, analyzed and graphed in the same way. The graph is live auto-updated and allows various customization. Time ranges for analysis can be set manually or per left/right mouse click. GeigerLog can control some functions of a connected counter (limited to GMC-3xx counters!). Advanced analysis of the data now permits count rate histograms with Poisson fit for quality control of data, and FFT analysis for any periodic signal hidden within the data.
Software for design single skin kites, speedgliders and paragliders
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
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
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.
Carbon Fullerene and Capped Nanotube Generator
NanoCap is a generic application for the construction of low energy fullerene and capped nanotube structures. It provides an ideal tool to accompany the study of finite carbon molecules using computer simulation. The implementation involves a standalone application which includes a GUI and allows for dynamic visual inspection through 3D rendering. In addition, the NanoCap core libraries can be used in custom Python scripts that enabled the user to produce structures in bulk or to include the structure generation routines into pre-existing code.
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.
The repository has been moved to: https://github.com/wojdyr/fityk. Fityk is nonlinear curve-fitting and data analysis software. It is specialized in fitting peaks (bell-shaped functions like Gaussian, Loretzian, Pearson7, Voigt) to experimental data.
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.
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
A Suite of Programs implementing a fast approach to the Debye Function Analysis (DFA) of powder diffraction data from nanocrystalline and/or non-ordered materials. See J. Appl. Cryst. 2015, 48, 2026-2032
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.
An application programming (API) and graphical user interface (GUI) to facilitate the use of PENELOPE's program PENEPMA.
A Modular Python Toolbox for Cross-Platform Post-Processing of Quantum
PLEASE NOTE ORBKIT HAS BEEN MOVED TO https://github.com/orbkit/orbkit orbkit is a parallel Python program package for post-processing wave function data extracted from output files of MOLPRO (Molden File Format), TURBOMOLE (AOMix file format), GAMESS-US, PROAIMS/AIMPAC (wfn/wfx file format), and Gaussian (Output File and Formatted Checkpoint File) output files. Futhermore, an interface to cclib, a parser for quantum chemical logfiles, is provided. If you use orbkit in your work, please cite it as follows: Gunter Hermann, Vincent Pohl, Jean Christophe Tremblay, Beate Paulus, Hans-Christian Hege, and Axel Schild, "ORBKIT: A Modular Python Toolbox for Cross-Platform Postprocessing of Quantum Chemical Wavefunction Data", J. Comput. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/jcc.24358. orbkit's documentation can be found at http://orbkit.github.io/
Library for creating and manipulating graphs
This is a library for creating and manipulating graphs with focus on speedy operations for large, sparse graphs.
Clip is an interactive program for simulation and indexing of Laue photographs.
A programmable signal generator and RF synthesizer for scientific experiments, especially quantum computing and quantum information processing. It includes hardware, firmware, software, and documentation, all under an open source license.
Tidal Analysis Program in PYthon (TAPPY) uses the least squares optimization function from scipy to perform a harmonic analysis (calculate amplitude and phases of a set of sine waves) of a hourly time series of water level values.
HOT is a package of Matlab and Octave compatible functions that manage thermodynamic data for a wide range of species. Functions calculate almost all the most common thermodynamic quantities of mixtures. Python users may also want to look at PYroMat at https://chmarti1.github.io/PYroMat/index.html
IFEFFIT is a library and set of interactive programs for the analysis of x-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) data. IFEFFIT combines state-of-the-art analysis algorithms with graphical display of XAFS data, and general data manipulation. It can be