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Open Source/ Free Software Alternatives
- 20 Apr 2010
-- FLOSS Roadmap 2020
-- IBM article
A related page on cluster software stacks is on the
This section is to collect information about open source or free software which is widely used as an alternative to commercial or proprietary offerings. It has a focus on software relevant for research and HPC systems. There are other sites for more general software, for instance see
. We will split this collection into categories off the links below. Mike Croucher's blog is at
. See also the Open Science Project
A lot of general information can be found via the Open Directory Project
. There are also a number of books on this subject, e.g. see
A report on the breakout session we held at
on “Open-source alternatives to commercial scientific software” is available here:
Note many of the free packages are included with Linux distributions such as Gentoo.
- and general maths
Physics and Astronomy
- structural, fluid and electronic
- including econometrics
Geographical Information Systems
- and geo-sciences
Agent Based Modelling and Simulation
Other relevant Links
Graph Plotting, etc.
including networks, flow charts...
- actually a paper discussing the issues with developing Open Source
Collaborative Computational Projects
- develop and share software packages in many science domains
- some packages listed here
- a compendium from North Carolina State University
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