KTechlab provides a powerful environment for electronic circuits and microcontrollers. This includes simulation of a variety of components (logic, integrated, linear, nonlinear and reactive), simulation and debugging of PIC microcontrollers via gpsim, and its own closely-linked and complementary high level languages: FlowCode and Microbe.
It has also been designed to be as easy to use and unintrusive as possible; all components and FlowParts have context sensitive help, and simulating electronics is as simple as dragging components onto the work area and creating connectors that autoroute themselves between their pins. FlowCode allows users new to PICs to instantly create their own programs, while the electronic simulation allows stepping through a PIC's assembly program inside a circuit.
KLogic is an application for building and simulating digital circuits easily.
Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.
Qucs is an integrated circuit simulator which means you are able to setup a circuit with a graphical user interface (GUI) and simulate the large-signal, small-signal and noise behaviour of the circuit. After that simulation has finished you can view the simulation results on a presentation page or window.
The gEDA project is working on producing a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.
The gEDA project was started because of the lack of free EDA tools for UNIX. The tools are being developed mainly on GNU/Linux machines, but considerable effort is being made to make sure that gEDA runs on other UNIX variants.
GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language.
Please, insert pureData, a great realtime sound editor in knosciences :
http://scigraphica.sourceforge.net/ SciGraphica is a scientific application for data analysis and technical graphics. It pretends to be a clone of the popular commercial (and expensive) application “Microcal Origin”. It fully supplies plotting features for 2D, 3D and polar charts. The aim is to obtain a fully-featured, cross-plattform, user-friendly, self-growing scientific application. It is free and open-source, released under the GPL license.
may I suggest you to add an item called “suggested softwares”, for instance, have you heard about DSciences ? It is a very very important project according to me.
It would be very nice to add it to KnoSciences… (nathalie)
Hi! Is it possible to include Dmaths, an add-on for OpenOffice.org? It helps you to write formulas and draw curves. Thanks for this CD !
J-Marc Gervais, Club Dmaths http://club.dmaths.org
CmathOOo an other maths toolbar for OpenOffice.org like Cmath for M$ WORD http://cdeval.free.fr/
I come back to an idea you already talked about. What about a DVD KnoSciences ? because softwares list becomes larger and larger every day… (nathalie)
Include also the whishlist of knomath
SVG editor http://www.inkscape.org/
This project is very active at the moment. The program contains output filters to store the svg-graphics as pdf's eps's and others. It is a really nice open source 2D drawing program with a very good user interface, and I use it for the major part of the figures I create. It is way more powerful than g'old XFig. It would be cool to have it available on KnoSciences. —Sandro—
I find KnoSciences very useful, but one thing is missing. when using TeXmacs, kate or LyX for writing documents, the spelling feature is truly needed, especially for non-native english/french/whatever speakeres like me… Adding aspell with few dictionaries only takes up few MB, please consider it.
Another matter, if you will include koffice (which is great!) instead of openoffice, you can save a lot of space and include other scientific software while keeping the same functionality. Thanks for your effort .:hadaraz:.
V_Sim visualizes atomic structures such as crystals, grain boundaries and so on (either in .d3 format as defined by F. Lançon, or in plain text format as described in the sample page). The rendering is done in pseudo-3D with colored sphere to represent the atoms. The user can interact through many functions to choose the view, the size of the atoms, their color, the background color, the type of fog… V_Sim allows to export the view as image in GIF, PS or more formats.