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  1. #41
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellular View Post
    gretl is a great package for econometrics and time series analysis. It also has some simple tools for finding p-values and doing elementary t-tests etc. It has a very easy-to-use GUI as well as a command line interface, it is easy (from what i've heard) to extend with scripts, and it can send it's data to R.

    It produces plots with Gnuplot, and you can get it's output in latex format.

    http://gretl.sourceforge.net/
    I agree with the above, the main strength of gretl is its easy-to-use and friendly interface. Also, the export of output to LaTeX might be of interest.

    I add a little ``installing gretl HOWTO'' which I wish had existed when I tried to install it. gretl has some `non-standard' dependencies but luckily the following command helps a lot (worked perfectly on Edgy Eft):

    Code:
    apt-get build-dep gretl
    Then, download the source package from

    http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

    Decompress the archive and enter the new directory. Then, execute, one by one, the following:

    Code:
    ./configure
    Code:
    make
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Hopefully, everything goes smoothly and gretl is installed. In case you wonder, the above procedure did NOT work with the checkinstall. I hope this helps.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    It is easier to compile Octave Workshop for Actave 2.9 on Fiesty, since the newest QT4-libs are included. You'll need to make one edit before compiling.

    Install the following packages (and dependecies):
    Code:
    qt4-dev-tools
    octave2.9-headers
    libreadline5-dev
    Just download the tar.gz from http://www.math.mcgill.ca/loisel/octave-workshop/ , unpack and add the following as line 11 to the file 'editwindow.cpp':
    Code:
    #include <assert.h>
    Now it's time for a './configure' , which should give no errors.
    now do a 'make'. If you did not make the edit to editwindow.cpp, it complains about 'assert' not being defined.

    Few moments later you have a 3.4mb bunch of working code. Don't forget to install gnuplot and to start the workshop from the shell to see some usefull crash-output.

    --
    Vincent

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    For quick plotting, check out "gnuplot". It is quite handy and versatile. If anybody know other open source plot tools?

    Cheers,
    KiKuHi

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by kikuhi View Post
    For quick plotting, check out "gnuplot". It is quite handy and versatile. If anybody know other open source plot tools?

    Cheers,
    KiKuHi
    The python package matplotlib is quite powerful too. Its interface is modeled after the plotting commands of matlab.

    Cheers,
    alex

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    For thos interested in using the latest stable versions of GIS software (GRASS, GDAL, QGIS), use this repo:

    Code:
    deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu edgy multiverse
    deb-src http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu edgy multiverse
    or
    Code:
    deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu feisty multiverse
    deb-src http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu feisty multiverse
    the versions in the official repos are a bit outdated.

    As for the Kile x Texmaker, Texmaker loads faster, but Kile has word completion (and tex commands too).

    As Reference manager, I use JabRef. Is Java based and very good. I found a .deb somewhere...

    If you go to http://www.getdeb.net, you can fin a tool called Extrema, for graphs creation. Sounds good.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    I got octave workshop to compile under feisty...

    you must use all the QT 4.1 libs as noted previous in this post (synaptic)
    you must install the readline-dev libs (synaptic)
    you must intstall the octave-headers (synaptic)
    you must edit the "editwindow.cpp" file and add "#include <assert.h>" to the includes, compile error without
    then compile using ./config and make
    (way too much work)


    cheers.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by sureinlux View Post
    RLPLot is a great WYSIWYG plotting software with a shallow learning curve. Available in the repos and great for publication quality graphs.
    Outstanding! I have been looking for a good open-source, easy to use, gui plotting package for years. RLPlot is it! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Jim

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Hi,

    I study Psychology and I work a lot with SPSS. What is the best program in Ubuntu to work with statistics and have the same possibilities which SPSS has?
    The program must be able to open SPSS-files if possible...
    Last edited by Schoappied; July 12th, 2007 at 12:26 PM.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Schoappied View Post
    Hi,

    I study Psychology and I work a lot with SPSS. What is the best program in Ubuntu to work with statistics and have the same possibilities which SPSS has?
    The program must be able to open SPSS-files if possible...
    Sounds like you might want to take a look at PSPP. It might not have the functionality you are looking for yet, but the goal is to have an SPSS-like program eventually. I think its your best bet for opening SPSS files. However, if you want a truly powerful statistical program for linux, you should look into R.
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Thanks, I think PSPP can not really compare to SPSS. Tell me if I'm wrong...
    I will try R-project...

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