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    Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    At MIPS suggestion:
    A place to tell others about software that you have found to be useful in scientific fields. Feel free to post your useful scientific software packages, and I will try to keep this first post up to date with your suggestions.


    Statistics:
    R
    http://www.r-project.org/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install r-recommended

    LaTeX editors:
    Lyx
    http://www.lyx.org/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install lyx
    Kile
    http://kile.sourceforge.net/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install kile
    TeXmaker
    http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install texmaker
    Bibtex:
    Pybliographer
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pybliographer/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install pybliographer

    Bibliographic Database:
    Bibus
    http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net/....php/Main_Page
    Installation instructions


    Spreadsheet:
    Gnumeric
    http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install gnumeric

    Desktop Publishing:
    Scribus
    http://www.scribus.net/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install scribus

    GIS:
    GRASS
    http://grass.itc.it/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install grass
    QGIS
    http://qgis.org/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install qgis
    Mathematics:
    Scilab
    http://www.scilab.org/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install scilab
    Some users have had issues with text showing up only in Hindi when installing scilab from the Ubuntu repos. There is a binary version available on the scilab website. Just unpack it and read the README_Unix file.

    Maxima
    http://maxima.sourceforge.net/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install maxima
    Octave
    http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install octave
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    You could consider giving Kile a try for LaTeX. It's rather nice.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    there is also some good info on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuScientists

    i am looking forward to having a science forum

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    I would (unfortunately) add qemu for those who have no time to learn a new program and need solution right away (thus using Windows)... again, unfortunately.

    PS. SPSS => R != GUI => qemu + keku + SPSS

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Hey! None of you Ubuntu scientists would happen to be social scientists, would you? And if you are (or not) would you happen to know how to get the latest version of PSPP from CVS? When I do the first step described in their instructions (make -f Smake) it works for a while, then prints out a lot of commented "include" statements, and then the following:

    Code:
    Don't forget to
      - add "gl/Makefile" to AC_CONFIG_FILES in ./configure.ac,
      - mention "gl" in SUBDIRS in Makefile.am,
      - mention "-I gl/m4" in ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am,
      - invoke gl_EARLY in ./configure.ac, right after AC_PROG_CC,
      - invoke gl_INIT in ./configure.ac.
    autoreconf --install
    aclocal: configure.ac: 12: macro `AM_PROG_CC_C_O' not found in library
    autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
    make: *** [all] Error 1
    Does anybody know how to fix this problem with what could be very good scientific software?

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrakketh
    You could consider giving Kile a try for LaTeX. It's rather nice.

    a how to for texmaker and kile with texlive in my signature....
    even some instructions on getting kile from source without tetex ....

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    I just got Bibus working also by following the howto at this thread:
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...ighlight=bibus
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Hi there,
    For those interested in physical/chemical modelling I did find an open source multiphysics package similar to COMSOL (formerly FEMLAB), I haven't compiled yet, however I will work on this shortly, The name of the package is ELMER, developed by a Finnish institute, there are binaries for download for Win32, Linux RPM, Mac, etc... the source code is available to download as well.

    Hope this helps

    http://www.csc.fi/elmer/index.phtml

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Has anyone used or tried the ChemicalInventory package listed on the Science Wiki? Just curious if it is functional enough to warrant giving it a try...
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    Open Channel Foundation

    People, have a look at this:

    http://www.openchannelfoundation.org/
    http://www.openchannelfoundation.org/cosmic/

    Please note that the above is NOT free but could prove valuable to some people.

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