Quantum GIS

A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
Find Quantum GIS at: http://qgis.org/

Source code of Parallel and Serial Red-Black SOR in Chapel, D and Go Languages

Successive over-relaxation (SOR) is a computationally intensive, yet extremely important iterative solver for linear systems. Due to recent growth in amount of data generated and increasing problem sizes, serial platforms have proved to be insufficient in providing the required computational power. This code provides parallel implementations of red-black SOR method using three modern programming languages: Chapel, D and Go.
Find Source code of Parallel and Serial Red-Black SOR in Chapel, D and Go Languages at: http://www.academia.edu/9709444/Source_code_of_Parallel_and_Serial_Red-Black_SOR_Implementation_in_Chapel_D_and_Go_Languages

ELN – Electronic Lab Notebook

ELN is an Electronic Lab Notebook for scientists of all stripes ELN is great for: taking notes during experiments since it automatically saves your input every 10 seconds so that your notes will never be lost; keeping track of data analysis results since screen shots and other graphics can be added to a notebook page by drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste; recording your lit searches, since it will automatically download papers from PubMed and archive them with your notebook; recording your thought processes, since it will never get in the way of your typing with arbitrary constraints of input formatting.
Find ELN – Electronic Lab Notebook at: https://github.com/wagenadl/eln

CellMissy: Cell Migration Invasion Storage System

CellMissy is a cross-platform data management system for cell migration/invasion data that simplifies and fully automates data management, storage and analysis, from experimental set-up to data visualization and exploration. CellMissy is a client-server application with a graphical user interface on the client, and a relational database in the back-end to store the data. The client application is composed of three modules that cover the different functions of CellMissy: the Experiment Manager, the Data Loader and the Data Analyzer. On top of these modules, CellMissy provides tools for import/export of full experiments and templates. CellMissy is described in CellMissy: a tool for management, storage and analysis of cell migration data produced in wound healing-like assays. (P. Masuzzo, N. Hulstaert, L. Huyck, C. Ampe, M. Van Troys and L. Martens, PMID: 23918247)
Find CellMissy: Cell Migration Invasion Storage System at: https://github.com/compomics/cellmissy


Pathomx is a workflow-based tool for the analysis and visualisation of experimental data. Initially created as a tool for metabolomic data analysis is has been extended and can now be used for any scientific and non-scientific data analysis. The software functions as a hybrid of workflow and script-based approaches to analysis. Using workflows it is possible to construct rapid, reproducible analysis constructs for experimental data. By combining this with custom inline scripting it is possible to perform any analysis imaginable. Workflows can be dynamically re-arranged to test different approaches and saved to track the development of your approach. Saved workflows can also be shared with other users or groups, allowing instant reproduction of results and methods. Tools can export images as publication-ready high resolution images in common formats.
Find Pathomx at: http://pathomx.org

Source code of DESTINY, a 2D and 3D SRAM/eDRAM/NVM Cache Modeling Tool

DESTINY models both 2D and 3D caches designed with SRAM, eDRAM, PCM, STT-RAM and ReRAM, thus covering both conventional and emerging technologies. In its purpose, it is similar to CACTI. Accompanying paper available at http://goo.gl/qzyWFE Category should be: Computer Science > Architecture
Find Source code of DESTINY, a 2D and 3D SRAM/eDRAM/NVM Cache Modeling Tool at: https://code.ornl.gov/3d_cache_modeling_tool/destiny

[Support for German OA policy]

Results of a survey by Germany’s Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Federal Ministry of Education and Research):

From Google Translate: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will undertake in their own project funding scientists to open access publication. Do you think that’s right?

79.7% YES

20.3% NO

(Votes: 895)