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==== Computer Algebra System ====
==== Computer Algebra System ====
* {{App|Maxima|[[Wikipedia:Maple (software)|Maple]]/[[Wikipedia:Wolfram Mathematica|Mathematica]]-like program or its frontend [http://wxmaxima.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page wXMaxima]|http://maxima.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|maxima}}}}
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of computer algebra systems}}
* {{App|[[Sage]]|"Maple/Mathematica"-like program in python|http://www.sagemath.org/|{{AUR|sage-mathematics}}}}
* {{App|PARI/GP|Computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory|http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/|{{Pkg|pari}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Fermat (computer algebra system)|Fermat]]|A computer algebra system that does arithmetic of arbitrarily long integers and fractions, multivariate polynomials, symbolic calculations, matrices over polynomial rings, graphics, and other numerical calculations.|http://home.bway.net/lewis/|{{AUR|fermat}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Mathomatic|Mathomatic]]|A general purpose Computer Algebra System written in C.|http://www.mathomatic.org/math/|{{Pkg|mathomatic}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Maxima (software)|Maxima]]|A [[Wikipedia:Maple (software)|Maple]]/[[Wikipedia:Wolfram Mathematica|Mathematica]]-like program with a wxWidgets based frontend.|http://maxima.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|maxima}} {{Pkg|wxmaxima}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:PARI/GP|PARI/GP]]|A computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory.|http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/|{{Pkg|pari}}}}
* {{App|[[Sage]]|A algebra system similar to Maxima, but written in Python.|http://www.sagemath.org/|{{AUR|sage-mathematics}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Xcas|Xcas]]|A user interface to Giac, a free, basic computer algebra system.|http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac.html|{{AUR|xcas}}}}
==== Scientific or Technical Computing ====
==== Scientific or Technical Computing ====

Revision as of 09:09, 8 September 2012

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Note: For possibly more up to date selection of scientific applications, try checking the AUR 'science' category

Scientific Documents





  • bc — An arbitrary precision calculator language.
http://www.gnu.org/software/bc/ || bc
  • calc — An arbitrary precision console calculator.
http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/comp/calc/ || calc
  • Extcalc — A Qt based scientfic graphical calculator.
http://extcalc-linux.sourceforge.net/ || extcalcAUR
  • GCalctool — A scientific calculator included in the GNOME desktop.
http://www.gnome.org || gcalctool
  • KAlgebra — A calculator and 3D plotter included in KDE EDU.
http://www.kde.org/applications/education/kalgebra/ || kdeedu-kalgebra
  • KCalc — A scientific calculator included in the KDE desktop.
http://kde.org/applications/utilities/kcalc/ || kdeutils-kcalc
  • Qalculate — A calculator and equation solver with fault-tolerant parsing, constant recognition and units.
http://qalculate.sourceforge.net/ || libqalculate
  • SpeedCrunch — A fast, high precision and powerful cross-platform calculator.
http://speedcrunch.org || speedcrunchAUR
  • xcalc — A scientific calculator for X with algebraic and reverse polish notation modes.
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/ || xorg-xcalc

Computer Algebra System


  • Fermat — A computer algebra system that does arithmetic of arbitrarily long integers and fractions, multivariate polynomials, symbolic calculations, matrices over polynomial rings, graphics, and other numerical calculations.
http://home.bway.net/lewis/ || fermatAUR
  • Mathomatic — A general purpose Computer Algebra System written in C.
http://www.mathomatic.org/math/ || mathomatic
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ || maxima wxmaxima
  • PARI/GP — A computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory.
http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/ || pari
  • Sage — A algebra system similar to Maxima, but written in Python.
http://www.sagemath.org/ || sage-mathematicsAUR
  • Xcas — A user interface to Giac, a free, basic computer algebra system.
http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac.html || xcasAUR

Scientific or Technical Computing

http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ || octave
  • Freemat — "Matlab"-like program
http://freemat.sourceforge.net/ || freemat
  • Scilab — "Matlab"-like program
http://www.scilab.org/ || scilabAUR
  • Euler — mathematical programming environment like MatLab or Octave
http://euler.sourceforge.net || EulerAUR
  • Englab — cross-compile mathematical platform with a C like syntax
http://englab.bugfest.net || englabAUR
  • Pylab — python modules for scientific calculations
http://www.scipy.org/PyLab || python2-matplotlib


  • PSPP — free SPSS implementation (Graphical:PSPPire)
http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/ || psppAUR
  • R — software environment for statistical computing and graphics
http://cran.r-project.org/ || r
  • RKWard — frontend for the statistical language R
http://rkward.sourceforge.net/ || rkwardAUR
  • JAGS — is Just Another Gibbs Sampler. A cross-platform program for analysis of Bayesian hierarchical models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation
http://mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net/ || jagsAUR

Data Evaluation

  • Fityk — non-linear fitting of curves
http://www.unipress.waw.pl/fityk/ || fitykAUR
http://soft.proindependent.com/qtiplot.html || qtiplot
  • SciDavis — similar to QtiPlot
http://scidavis.sourceforge.net/ || scidavisAUR
  • LabPlot — comparable to "OriginLab"
http://labplot.sourceforge.net/ || labplot2AUR
  • ROOT — data analysis program and library (originally for particle physics)
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/ || root
  • GnuPlot — commanine based plotting program
http://www.gnuplot.info/ || gnuplot
  • XmGrace — plotting program with GUI
http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/ || grace
  • Extrema — visualization and data analysis tool.(no longer in active development)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/extrema || extremaAUR

See also Common Applications#Spreadsheets

Chemistry and Biology

Computational Biology

  • Biopython — Python package with tools for computational biology.
http://biopython.org/wiki/Biopython || biopythonAUR

Molecule Viewer

  • Avogadro — edit and view 3D molecule structures (also .pdb) and simulate
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page || avogadro
  • Ballview — standalone molecular modeling and visualization application
http://www.ballview.org/ || ballAUR
  • Ghemical — edit and view 3D molecule structures (also .pdb) and simulate
http://bioinformatics.org/ghemical/ghemical/index.html || ghemical
  • Rasmol — view 3D molecule structures
http://www.rasmol.org/ || rasmolAUR
  • Pymol — view 3D molecule structures
http://pymol.sourceforge.net/ || pymolAUR

Molecule Drawing

  • BKchem — practical and goodlooking skeletal formula molecule drawing program
http://bkchem.zirael.org/ || bkchemAUR
  • XDrawChem — extensive skeletal formula molecule drawing program (incl. spectroscopy prediction)
http://xdrawchem.sourceforge.net/ || xdrawchemAUR
  • EasyChem — simple skeletal formula molecule drawing program
http://easychem.sourceforge.net/ || easychemAUR
  • Chemtool — skeletal formula molecule drawing program
http://ruby.chemie.uni-freiburg.de/~martin/chemtool/chemtool.html || chemtool
  • Gabedit — graphical user interface to computational chemistry packages like Gamess-US, Gaussian, Molcas, Molpro, MPQC, OpenMopac, Orca, PCGamess and hem
http://gabedit.sourceforge.net/ || gabeditAUR

Periodic Table

  • Kalzium — periodic table of the elements with molecule editor and equation solver from the KDE project
http://edu.kde.org/kalzium/ || kdeedu-kalzium
  • gElemental — periodic table of the elements and additional information
http://freshmeat.net/projects/gelemental || gelementalAUR


  • Bioclipse — Aims to be a complete biochemistry office suite.
http://www.bioclipse.net/ || not packaged? search in AUR

Molecular Modeling

  • GROMACS — versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles
http://www.gromacs.org || gromacsAUR
  • Quantum Espresso — integrated suite of computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials (both norm-conserving and ultrasoft)
http://www.quantum-espresso.org/ || quantum-espressoAUR

Image manipulation

  • ImageJ — Java-based image processing and analysing program, that provides extensibility via plugins and macros. Widely used in microscopy (e.g. for cell counting).
http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij || imagejAUR


  • Cartes Du Ciel — aka 'Skychart' - Planetarium,Sky mapping & Telescope control
http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/start/ || skychartAUR
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ || celestia
http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/xephem.html || xephemAUR
  • KStars — KDE desktop planetarium
http://edu.kde.org/kstars/ || kdeedu-kstars
  • StarPlot — 3D starchart viewer
http://starplot.org/ || starplotAUR
http://www.stellarium.org/ || stellarium



  • gEDA — electronic design automation tools
http://www.gpleda.org || geda-gaf
  • Qucs — electronic circuit simulation
http://qucs.sourceforge.net/ || qucs
  • Oregano — electronic circuit simulation
https://gitorious.org/oregano || oreganoAUR
  • QElectroTech — draw advanced electrical circuits
http://qelectrotech.org/ || qelectrotechAUR
  • KiCAD — design schematics for printed circuit boards
http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page || kicadAUR
  • KSimus — logical circuits simulation
http://ksimus.berlios.de/ || ksimusAUR
  • KLogic — logical circuits simulation
http://www.a-rostin.de/ || klogicAUR

Physics Simulation

  • Aster — simulation for civil and structural engineering
http://www.code-aster.org || asterAUR
  • Step — physics Simulation Educative physics simulation (KDE)
http://edu.kde.org/step/ || kdeedu-step

Unit Conversion

  • Convertall — convert between different physical units
http://convertall.bellz.org/ || convertallAUR
  • Gonvert — convert between different physical units
http://www.unihedron.com/projects/gonvert/ || gonvertAUR
  • Units — CLI Unit converter and calculator
http://www.gnu.org/s/units/ || units