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The following packages, including discovery activities and content, are available in common Linux distributions. Tools such as publishing, graphics, or CAD software are not listed here. Games using physics engines of varying degrees of realism are also not included. The Debian Jr. packages are not listed separately, but many of the packages included in them are here.

Some of these programs are at a much more advanced level than current XO activities. There is more software at a higher level still, particularly for physics at the graduate and professional level.

Contents

Math

See also Math

Geometry

  • drgeo
  • geomview
  • kig
  • kseg
  • xeukleides

Graphs

  • kmplot
  • graphthing

Symbolic

  • axiom A general-purpose symbolic math program
  • jacal
  • kayali
  • maxima

Other

  • atlas Linear Algebra
  • qliss3d Lissajous figures
  • regina Normal Surface Theory Calculator
  • euler Numerical Laboratory
  • glpk Linear Programming
  • python-numeric Add multidimensional arrays to Python, somewhat as in APL and J.
  • wims WWW Interactive Mathematics Server and subject modules

Sciences

General

  • derivations Derivations of Applied Mathematics (reference book)
  • scipy Science and engineering library in Python

Physics

  • cernlib-core Data analysis tools and libraries
  • paw Physics Analysis Workstation (uses cernlib)

Chemistry

  • chemtool Edit and display molecules in 2D
  • gperiodic Periodic table of elements
  • kalzium Periodic table of elements
  • rasmol Edit and display proteins and other biological molecules in 3D
  • gchem Edit and display molecules in 3D
  • easychem

Biology

  • leksbot Biology dictionary
  • matrem Artificial life simulation and game

Psychology

  • python-pyepl Stimulus delivery and response registration

Astronomy

  • celestia Real-time visual space simulation
  • gliese Star catalog
  • kstars Desktop Planetarium
  • planets Simulations of planetary systems
  • spacechart Star Map Viewer and Navigator
  • starplot Star Chart Viewer
  • stars Star Map Viewer
  • stellarium Photorealistic skymaps
  • xtide Tide and current predictions
  • yale Star catalog

Geography

  • grass Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, a GIS (Geographic Information System)
  • postgis geographic objects support for PostgreSQL
  • qgis Quantum Geographic Information System

Typing

  • dvorak7m Dvorak typing tutor
  • gtypist Typing tutor (QWERTY)
  • klavaro Typing Typing tutor (any keyboard, any language)
  • ktouch Touch typing (QWERTY)
  • tipptrainer Typing tutor (QWERTY, QWERTZ)
  • tuxtype Typing tutor game (QWERTY)
  • typespeed Typing game (QWERTY)
  • xletters Typing game (QWERTY)

Programming

  • ucblogo Seymour Papert's Logo language with turtle graphics

Languages

The numerous dictionaries available in Linux are not listed here.

General

  • kvoctrain Vocabulary drill
  • langdrill Vocabulary drill
  • latrine (sic) UTF-8 LAnguage TRaINEr Vocabulary drill

Japanese

  • kanatest Drill on hiragana and katakana
  • kdrill Kanji drill game
  • kiten Kanji drill

Other

  • klatin Latin drill
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