Maple is a commercial computer algebra software package. It’s an educational software tool to help users with mathematics, application development, and engineering. The latest version is Maple 17, and is available for student, academic, government, and commercial purchase.
Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. It includes touch up and basic editing tools, geo-tagging to tie a picture to a location, facial recognition to categorize and catalog photos by the people in them, backup capabilities to safeguard your photos, and sharing capabilities to display your photos publicly or send them to targeted peers.
Python is a general-purpose, interpreted high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale.
Wordfast Pro is a standalone, multi-platform TM tool designed to address the needs of translators, language service providers and multinational corporations. Wordfast Pro offers a complete translation environment that stores your translated content for reuse on future projects, thereby maximizing efficiency, increasing overall consistency.
MAXQDA is a software program designed for computer-assisted qualitative and mixed methods data, text and multimedia analysis in academic, scientific, and business institutions.
MaxReader is available free of charge to view MaxQDA documents without the ability to edit.
Components: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
Comparable: Google Apps, OpenOffice
Microsoft Office is an office suite of computer applications, servers, and services. There are Microsoft Offices available for students and home use, small business use, and mid-size business use.
Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access and Publisher.
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, Microsoft Remote Desktop, and the Microsoft Communicator. **NOTE: Microsoft does not produce Publisher and Access equivalents for Mac.** Access to these packages may be possible through the Citrix virtualization service. Speak to your department consultant to find out more.
Microsoft Office 365 introduces cloud storage (via OneDrive, formerly known as SkyDrive) and document sharing and synchronization
The Microsoft Office Suite is installed by default on all UNCC computers running Windows or MacOS. To download the suite for home or privately owned computers, check the UNCC software page.
NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. Data in NetCDF format is:
- Self-Describing. A netCDF file includes information about the data it contains.
- Portable. A netCDF file can be accessed by computers with different ways of storing integers, characters, and floating-point numbers.
- Scalable. Small subsets of large datasets in various formats may be accessed efficiently through netCDF interfaces, even from remote servers.
- Appendable. Data may be appended to a properly structured netCDF file without copying the dataset or redefining its structure.
- Sharable. One writer and multiple readers may simultaneously access the same netCDF file.
- Archivable. Access to all earlier forms of netCDF data will be supported by current and future versions of the software.
NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment software. It is designed to teach programming concepts using symbols in the form of turtles, patches, and the observer. NetLogo is for students and professionals with no programming background. It is available on Windows and Mac devices.
GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command-line interface (CLI) for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB.
Physlet Physics are free physics applets and it’s free for non-commercial use. It’s made from the same team that makes Open Source Physics Project. Over 2,00 individual exercises have been created on Physlet. The applets create simple graphics to demonstrate the salient features of physical phenomena. Physlet Physics runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.
Origin is a proprietary computer program for interactive scientific graphing and data analysis. It is produced by OriginLab Corporation, and runs on Microsoft Windows. It has inspired several platform-independent open-source clones like QtiPlot or SciDAVis.
Graphing support in Origin includes various 2D/3D plot types. Data analyses in Origin include statistics, signal processing, curve fitting and peak analysis. Origin’s curve fitting is performed by the nonlinear least squares fitter which is based on the Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm.
Origin is primarily a GUI (Graphical User Interface) software with a spreadsheet front end. Unlike popular spreadsheets like Excel, Origin’s worksheet is column oriented. Each column has associated attributes like name, units and other user definable labels. Instead of cell formula, Origin uses column formula for calculations.
ParticleFlow is a two dimensional modeling software. This software, along with TopoDrive, are meant to simulate two groundwater processes: topography-driven flow and transport of fluid particles. It helps the user to better understand and determine groundwater flow processes.
Mathematica is a mathematics software program used to help with science, math, and engineering fields. It can be used for industrial work, or for educational purposes. It allows integration of computation to many different types of fields and work flows.
Netop School is a comprehensive classroom management solution. Engineered to help teachers engage the entire class, ignite interest, and guide student learning, Netop classroom management software offers a powerful set of teaching technology. Features include high speed screen sharing, web filtering, on-screen annotation and much more.
PASCO Data Studio is a powerful, easy-to-use data collection and analysis software that works with ALL PASCO interfaces. It is the premier data acquisition, display and analysis software for high school and university sciences.
*Note: PASCO Data Studio is being transitioned to PASCO Capstone. Development on PASCO Data Studio has ceased and it does not support Windows 8.
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PuTTY is a free and open-source SSH telnet client and emulator network file transfer application. It allows users to remotely connect to Unix and other terminal systems via a secure channel. It’s developed for Windows devices.
MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation computing language. MATLAB allows signal processing and communication, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance, and computational biology.
NCAR Graphics is a Fortran and C based software package for scientific visualization. NCAR Graphics is comprised of:
- a library containing over two dozen Fortran/C utilities for drawing contours, maps, vectors, streamlines, weather maps, surfaces, histograms, X/Y plots, annotations, and more
- an ANSI/ISO standard version of GKS, with both C and FORTRAN callable entries
- a math library containing a collection of C and Fortran interpolators and approximators for one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional data
- applications for displaying, editing, and manipulating graphical output
- map databases
- hundreds of FORTRAN and C examples
- demo programs
- compilation scripts