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This guide is a list of software primarily for scientific applications. Included are a variety of programs that are not discipline-specific (i.e. image analysis and office suites), as well as others for specific subjects (biology, chemistry, etc.). A link to media creation programs on the "Finding Media for Educational Purposes" LibGuide is also included that has links to other open source multimedia programs.
If your favorite open source or student-licensed application isn't listed here, please feel free to add it in the comments!
Tools for Multidisiplinary Use
Axiis is an open source data visualization framework designed for beginner and expert developers alike. Axiis provides both pre-built visualization components as well as abstract layout patterns and rendering classes that allow one to create unique visualizations.
Represents any website as a graph, showing interconnection of links, images, tables, tages,forms, etc
Create, share and collaborate with data-rich diagrams, flowcharts, org charts, etc.
Analyzes content and displays visual overlaps or points out where further data needs to be gathered
Read only. Application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News Aggregator.
Create your own tag cloud from any text to visualize word frequency.
Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary
xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.
Network Workbench: A Large-Scale Network Analysis, Modeling and Visualization Toolkit for Biomedical, Social Science and Physics Research.
Desktop version is open source/free. Useful for the entire analysis process: data access, data transformation, initial investigation, powerful predictive analytics, visualisation and reporting.
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