- From: Mark Rae <mrae holyrood ed ac uk>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Scientific Applications
- Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 18:37:10 +0100 (BST)
I was wondering if anyone has had any thoughts about Gnome/GTK based
scientific applications for the desktop?
I have been thinking specifically about the areas covered by commercial
Windows/Macintosh applications such as SigmaPlot, SYSTAT & GraphPad
which don't appear to have any comparable 'competition' in the free
software world. It seems that all of the freely available statistics/graphics
software has either been written with a specific purpose in mind, is
only capable of producing fairly simple graphs, or requires the user
to 'program' it, e.g gnuplot.
As such a large number of UNIX/Linux users are in the Academic/Research
sector it would seem sensible to try and produce packages like these.
Anyone care to comment on whether this seems like a good idea?
Mark Rae T 0131 650-3265
Department of Physiology F 0131 650-6527
Edinburgh University E Mark.Rae@ed.ac.uk
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