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Spam I am (part II)
Another spam:
Good afternoon, I have a good software
What good software do you have?

And if anybody knows of any good freeware/shareware/cheap software for doing shiny graphs/charts/etc on Mac OS X or Linux, that would be particularly useful right now.
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djw From: djw Date: June 16th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a 3-stage implicit Runge-Kutta solver that conserves my Hamiltonian to nearly machine precision for a Very Long Time.

Not shiny: gnuplot
Shiny: xmgrace
Can be good: latex-beamer with gnuplot as a backend
emperor From: emperor Date: June 16th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get pretty good results with gnuplot these days, although the interface "Could Be Better"
djw From: djw Date: June 16th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
And by latex-beamer, of course, I meant tikz. I blame early-onset Knuth disease.
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: June 16th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
And if anybody knows of any good freeware/shareware/cheap software for doing shiny graphs/charts/etc on Mac OS X or Linux, that would be particularly useful right now.

Would this be any use to you?
kjaneway From: kjaneway Date: June 16th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Favourite bit of software: Bibble Pro

Lovely bit of cross-platform software for RAW image processing and workflow.

Can't help on the graphing/charting front, though.
covertmusic From: covertmusic Date: June 16th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

http://plot.micw.eu/ (free) was quite nice last time I used it, but that was aaaaages ago; I'm using matplotlib to plot stuff for work, but that's a programming library. I quite like gnuplot, but it's cryptic as all hell.

Flot (http://code.google.com/p/flot) is alright if you need to do stuff on the Web. The YUI graphing thing's meant to be good too.

Good software: um, Textmate (finally won me away from Emacs)... Twitteriffic's quite nice. Most of the new software I use is web stuff these days, thinking about it. Started using Omnigraffle, it's nice, but it's hardly new. :)
sion_a From: sion_a Date: June 17th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Textmate is so good I paid for it.

I recently used gnuplot for the first time (for doing quick & dirty scatter graphs—the program also outputs detailed information which gets fed into Mathematica, but that's not my concern). It's not so much cryptic as … retro. There's just something about that reminds me of working with mainframes and time-sharing systems.
oinomel71 From: oinomel71 Date: June 16th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have some audio editing software which is brilliant, except that it has a minor bug which stops it from upscaling the pitch of the human voice to extreme levels.

I can't speak highly enough of it.

jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: June 17th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
reddragdiva From: reddragdiva Date: June 16th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pretty mainstream, but Firefox 3 is just a ridiculously vast improvement on Firefox 2. I've been using it the nightlies for the past four months with great joy.
gnimmel From: gnimmel Date: June 16th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do graphs on Linux these days with R, which is actually statistical software but seems to have expanded, amoeba-like, to do more or less anything.

I used to use the pgplot perl interface, which was slightly less good (but still got the job done, &c.)
1ngi From: 1ngi Date: June 16th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
You see for ordinary joes like me, I have no idea beyond 'it works'.
ewx From: ewx Date: June 16th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
/Applications/Utilities/Grapher on Macs is nice enough if you mean graphing functions (rather than sets of data you already have).
filecoreinuse From: filecoreinuse Date: June 17th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I used Grace back when I was a Real Scientist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_(plotting_tool)
lnr From: lnr Date: June 17th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
My current favourite good software is the version of minesweeper from Simon's puzzle collection. How sad is that?
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: June 17th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I did just write something about Mobilescrobbler and Scrivener, but I switched tabs in Firefox to check something, it moved my focus out of the text area, and when I pressed delete took me back one page in my history and lost everything I typed.

So Mobilescrobbler (last.fm for the iphone and ipod touch) and Scrivener (editor that forces you to concentrate on writing) and definitely not firefox.
barnacle From: barnacle Date: June 17th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Some of our live sites use graphication, which is the code behind LastGraph. In fact, there's going to be a talk at OGN7 about the very stuff. We've integrated it with Django, but it's really pure python, I think, and can be used separately.
covertmusic From: covertmusic Date: June 17th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice! Seriously, if your code for this is available anywhere, I'm very, very interested (wearing my work hat). The Django integration doubly so...
bjh21 From: bjh21 Date: June 17th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
tcpdump and strace are my friends.
vatine From: vatine Date: June 17th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
DynaMIPS and Dynagen. DynaMIPS is virtualised Ciswco hardware, Dynagen lets you use DynaMIPS as a hypervisor and run lots of Ciscos on your desktop. Then all one needs is IOS images.

Emacs+SLIME+SBCL. They are my toys. Funfunfun. It may end up with server and network monitoring software, one day.

I usually use either gnuplot or hand-written graphing code (for when gnuplot doesn't do what I want) to graph stuff. Mostly the hand-written graphing is related to above-alluded-to network/server monitoring software.
rmc28 From: rmc28 Date: June 17th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like my home accounting software: Personal Accountz. It does what I need it to do, does it quite well, and runs on Ubuntu.
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