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Graphics and analysis

Graphics and analysis

Posted Jan 19, 2006 16:20 UTC (Thu) by vondo (guest, #256)
Parent article: Using open-source tools for documenting research

ROOT from CERN and IDL are two very full featured data analysis and plotting packages. ROOT has its basis in high energy physics, but it would seem useful for other fields as well. One very interesting thing about it is that the scripts are written in C++ which is interpreted. Once you've debugged them, you can compile them and include them in your programs or just run them stand-alone for better performance.


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Graphics and analysis

Posted Jan 19, 2006 20:01 UTC (Thu) by kmccarty (subscriber, #12085) [Link]

ROOT from CERN and IDL are two very full featured data analysis and plotting packages.

I was just about to mention ROOT! It's one of the main analysis tools I've been using for my thesis. (Experimental physicist here.) It has a large user community and great documentation available at the website. Even better, it's recently been put under the LGPL. There are unofficial Debian packages of it at mirror.phy.bnl.gov and it ought to be entering Debian proper within a few months. (I know this because I am the Debian developer who intends to sponsor the packages :-)


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