Asymptote is a powerful descriptive 2D and 3D vector graphics language for technical drawing, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like syntax. It provides for figures the same high-quality level of typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text. Asymptote is a programming language as opposed to just a graphics program. It can exploit the best features of script (command-driven) and graphical user interface (GUI) methods. High-level graphics commands are implemented in the language itself, allowing them to be easily tailored to specific applications.
Armadillo is a C++ linear algebra library (matrix maths) aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use. The API is deliberately similar to Matlab's. Integer, floating point, and complex numbers are supported, as well as a subset of trigonometric and statistics functions. Various matrix decompositions are provided through optional integration with LAPACK and ATLAS numerics libraries. A delayed evaluation approach, based on template meta-programming, is used (during compile time) to combine several operations into one and reduce or eliminate the need for temporaries.
GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content: text, mathematics, graphics, interactive content. TeXmacs can also be used as an interface to many external systems for computer algebra, numerical analysis, and statistics. New presentation styles can be written by the user and new features can be added to the editor using Scheme.
The Java Penrose Empires Package allows you to compute the empires (forced tiles) for an arbitrary initial patch of tiles. Tilings may be saved for later, and may be exported to PDF, EPS, or PNG. This software represents a new method of computing forced tiles. Rather than using a "growth" approach (where some tiles are randomly forced), this system only shows the forced tiles in the system, leaving all unforced areas blank.
Blitz++ library moves high-level optimizations out of compilers and into libraries in C++. It was created due to the fact that until recently, C++ lagged behind Fortran's performance by anywhere from 20% to a factor of ten. The C++ programming language offers many features useful for tackling complex scientific computing problems, but unfortunately, these advanced features came with this hefty performance pricetag. This program presents a possible solution.
Grlib is an implementation of generative grammars and turtle graphics. The grammars (Lindenmayer systems) are used to produce descriptions of three dimensional objects, and the turtle is used to display them (i.e., generate images in several forms, such as bitmap, PostScript, or OpenGL).