Re: Scientific Applications
- From: Elliot Lee <sopwith redhat com>
- To: Mark Rae <mrae holyrood ed ac uk>
- cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Scientific Applications
- Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 14:06:41 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, Mark Rae wrote:
> 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?
I saw an announcement on cola today for an X GNUplot frontend. It might be
a good start to try to gnomify that.
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