# [clug] Linux on new school computers (S/W List)

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Fri Nov 30 02:42:21 GMT 2007

```jm wrote:

As of 20071127T1830 the list is as below. There's simple too much to
review in a short period.

Removed google earth and mango (not FOSS)

Need to:
* Check that all software listed is FOSS
* Shorten list to 1 or two per category
* Have usage scenarios/use cases
* Show how these programs can be used in a curriculum

Example use case for Open Office Calc,

(d)	The file “assignment data.xls” contains data about sales of houses
and units in Turner in 2001 and 2007. Use Calc’s inbuilt functions to
calculate 5 number summaries for the years 2001, 2006 and 2007. Present
these in a table. Use these values to draw comparative boxplots of the
house prices for all 3 years. (That is put all 3 boxplots on the same
graph. You can draw the comparative boxplots by hand.)

This question is taken from UC's Unit 6275 - "Statistical Analysis and
Decision Making G" - assignment for Semester 2 2007. I simply replaced
the word Excel with Calc. With modification of the input data format it
is also possible to sovle this using R, thusly,

Price2001 <- c(Turner2001["Price"])
Price2006 <- c(Turner2006["Price"])
Price2007 <- c(Turner2007["Price"])
boxplot(c(Price2001, Price2006, Price2007),
names=c("2001", "2006", "2007"), range=0, ylab="Price", xlab="Year",
main= "Boxplot of House and Unit Sale prices 2001, 2006, 2007")

and it was more fun than wresling with Excel and it's incorrectly
formatted graphs. (Don't count on this answer being correct).

Other thoughts: Any clear winners here that must absolutely be demo-ed
given the chance? Any absolute dogs that should be avoided?

Alright, folk who wishes to take over here. Divide up the list perhaps
and the next steps seem to be reasonable parallelable.

Jeff.

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English

Foreign Languages
parley
http://edu.kde.org/parley/
jvlt
http://jvlt.sourceforge.net/
KVoctrain
http://edu.kde.org/kvoctrain/

Mathematics
Sage
http://sagemath.org/
SciLab
http://www.scilab.org/
Octave is a Matlab clone
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
R  Language for statistics
http://www.r-project.org/
Dr Geo - Geometry
http://www.ofset.org/drgeo

Astronomy
Celestia
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
Stellarium
http://www.stellarium.org/
Starplot
http://starplot.org/
KStars (Desktop Planetarium for KDE)
http://edu.kde.org/kstars/
MarsEVA
software supporting the simulations of the Mars Society.
http://marseva.sourceforge.net/

Physics
Phat
Elmer
http://www.csc.fi/english/pages/elmer
Step (interactive physical simulator)
http://edu.kde.org/step/

Chemistry
JMol
http://jmol.sourceforge.net/
Chime
Open RasMol
http://www.openrasmol.org/
GenChemLab - Lab simulator
http://genchemlab.sourceforge.net/
VigyaanCD - Live CD with Bio and Chem software
http://www.vigyaancd.org/
Ghemical
http://www.uku.fi/~thassine/projects/ghemical/
XChemDraw
http://xdrawchem.sourceforge.net/
Kalzium (periodic table)
http://edu.kde.org/kalzium/

Earth Sciences
Grass GIS
http://grass.itc.it/
QGIS
http://www.qgis.org/
GeoServer
http://geoserver.org/
List of Tools
http://opensourcegis.org/
http://freegis.org/
Anuga - hydrodynamic models
https://datamining.anu.edu.au/anuga
Other
http://remotesensing.org/Home.html

Biology
Software List
http://www.bioinformatics.org/software/index.php3

History

Geography
KGeography
http://kgeography.berlios.de/
BrewsterJennings  (Web based)
http://www.brewsterjennings.com/
Generic Mapping Tools
http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/
Marble
http://edu.kde.org/marble/

Music and Multi-Media
eg https://canorus.berlios.de/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Linux Journal (Article)
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7606
Gimp
http://gimp.org/
Inkscape - vector drawing
http://www.inkscape.org/
Blender
http://www.blender.org/
Dyne:bolic (LiveCD)
http://www.dynebolic.org/
Ardour (Multi track audio editing)
http://ardour.org/
Beast (music composition and modular synthesis)
http://beast.gtk.org/
Lives - video editing suite
http://lives.sourceforge.net/
Cinelerra - Non-linear video editing
http://cvs.cinelerra.org/

PCB
http://pcb.sourceforge.net/
Eletcrontic schematic diagrams and PCB artwork
http://varkon.sourceforge.net/
Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) solid modeling system. (ex US mil)

Comp Sci
etoys (smalltalk)
http://waveplace.com/movies/
http://www.squeakland.org/
scratch
http://scratch.mit.edu/
kara (erlang)
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1292520.1292534     (paper)
http://www.erlang.se/workshop/2007/proceedings/12huch.pdf (presentation)
http://www.swisseduc.ch/informatik/karatojava/kara/ (german)
Alice
http://www.alice.org/
LinuxGym
http://linuxgym.sourceforge.net/

General/back office
Open Office
http://openoffice.org/
Moodle
http://moodle.com/ and http://moodle.org/
GTypist
http://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/
GCompris
http://gcompris.net/
GnuCash
http://gnucash.org/
Evolution
http://www.novell.com/products/evolution/
Thunderbrid and Firefox
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/
VNC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VNC (which version?)
Scribus - Desk Top Publishing
http://www.scribus.net/
Wine
http://www.winehq.org/

Evergreen - Library System
http://open-ils.org/
Koha - Library System
http://www.koha.org/

Software Lists, etc
http://linuxappfinder.com/education
http://www.linux.org/apps/all/Scientific/Education-1.html?sort=author
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-livecded/
http://edu.kde.org/
http://www.schoolforge.net/education-software
http://schoolforge.org.uk/

thanks to
david.symons at liberatedcomputing.net
stiiixy at gmail.com
andrew.bruce at immi.gov.au
Duncan.Bolt at anu.edu.au
tridge at samba.org
rklein at tpg.com.au