# Software tools

On this page, you will find a list of useful publicly available software tools, for data analysis, graphical display, etc.

## Emulation, file management

## Numerical tools and libraries

- Numerical Recipes
- GNU Fortran
- Octave, a free alternative to Matlab
- Python, a programming language
- Canopy Scientific and Analytic Python Deployment with Integrated Analysis Environment
- Anaconda Python distribution for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing
- SageMath Free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. Its mission is to create a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab
- Jupyter and IPython Powerful browser-based notebook and interactive shells for Python and other languages
- NumPy and Scipy Fundamental packages for scientific computing with Python
- matplotlib A python plotting library that produces publication quality figures
- Seaborn Python visualization library based on matplotlib. It provides a high-level interface for drawing attractive statistical graphics
- Spyder Open source cross-platform Integrated Development Environment for scientific programming in the Python language. Spyder integrates NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib and IPython, as well as other open source software
- PyCharm PyCharm is an Integrated Development Environment used for programming in Python. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems, and supports web development with Django
- VPython Python programming language plus a 3D graphics module called "visual". VPython makes it easy to create navigable 3D displays and animations
- Mayavi An application and library for interactive scientific data visualization and 3D plotting in Python
- yt An open-source python package for analyzing and visualizing volumetric data
- pandas and xarray Easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for Python
- pytables and h5py Tools for using HDF5 data in Python
- Cython and Numba Tools that allow compiled speeds in Python
- OMFIT Software that supports integrated modeling and experimental data analysis of magnetically confined thermonuclear fusion experiments.
- PlasmaPy An open source core Python package for plasma physics that is under development

## Mathematical tools

- Mathics, a free alternative to Mathematica
- SymPy, symbolic calculus using Python
- Abramowitz and Stegun: Handbook of Mathematical Functions

## Graphical tools

- GNUplot, also see gnuplotting.org, for producing graphs from data
- GIMP, graphics editor
- ImageJ, graphics editor and image analysis
- InkScape, vector graphics editor
- VisIt, an open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool

## Text editing tools

- LaTeX
- Emacs, powerful plain text editor
- TextWrangler, powerful plain text editor for Mac
- LibreOffice, office suite of programs
- Authorea, a power collaborative writing website