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List of scientific/engineering packages


Package Name Description Link
kpolynome KPolynome is a program to calculate mathematical polynomes based on given data coordinates.
R R is a software environment for statistical computing and graphics
octave Octave is a Matlab-Clone
scigraphica Scientific application for data analysis and technical graphics
calc Calc is an arbitrary precision C-like arithmetic system that is a calculator, an algorithm-prototyper, and a mathematical research tool.
blitz Blitz++ is a C++ class library for matrix scientific computing
mona Mona is a decision procedure for the WS1S and WS2S logics

Mechanical engineering

Package Name Description Link
Qcad QCad is an application for computer aided drafting in two dimensions (2d)
FreeFEM FreeFem++ is an implementation of a language dedicated to the finite element method. It enables you to solve Partial Differential Equations (PDE) easily.
Scilab Scilab is a non-Free numerical computational package developed by INRIA and ENPC in France. As Scilab is not Free Software, it cannot be included in Fedora.

Electrical engineering

Package Name Description Link
The Geda Suite The complete suite for Electrical schematic and simulation -
Documentation for gEDA
Circuit examples for gEDA
Attribute editor for gEDA
Netlister for the gEDA project
Electronics schematics editor
Symbol checker for electronics schematics editor
A bunch of symbols of electronic devices used by gschem.
Utilities for gEDA
gresistor To allow for identification, resistors are usually marked with colored bands. Often refereed to as color codes, these markings are indicative of their resistance, tolerance and temperature coefficient. -
gnucap GNU Circuit Analysis Package -
ktechlab Development and simulation of microcontrollers and electronic circuits -
Ngspice A mixed level/signal circuit simulator -
pcb PCB is an interactive printed circuit board editor for the X window system. -
toped IC Layout Editor -
xcircuit Xcircuit is a general-purpose drawing program and also a specific-purpose CAD program for circuit schematic drawing and schematic capture. -
qucs Qucs is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface. The software aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types, e.g. DC, AC, S-parameter and harmonic balance analysis.
freehdl A project to develop a free, open source, GPL'ed VHDL simulator for Linux.


Package Name Description Link
GChemistry Gnome Chemistry Utils incl. periodic table of the elements, molecular structure viewer and chemical calculator
inchi The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier library
openbabel Chemistry software file format converter
xdrawchem 2D chemical structures drawing tool


Package Name Description Link
sextractor A program that builds a catalogue of objects from an astronomical image.
wcstools Software utilities to display and manipulate the WCS of a FITS image.
stellarium Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
funtools Minimal FITS library and utilities
qfits A stand-alone general purpose FITS library
cpl ESO library for automated astronomical data-reduction


Package Name Description Link
elph Tool to find motifs in a set of DNA or protein sequences
glimmer System for finding genes in microbial DNA
hmmer Profile HMM software for protein sequence analysis
lagan Local, global, and multiple alignment of DNA sequences
perl-bioperl A collection of tools for bioinformatics in Perl
perl-biopython A collection of tools for bioinformatics in Python
seaview Graphical multiple sequence alignment editor
SIBsim4 Align expressed RNA sequences on a DNA template