Chaos Visualization is a program for quickly calculating the amount of predictability in a very simple system: a spring with one side connected to the origin and the other to a weight under gravity. This amount is chaos is visualized in TIFF images, which can be put in a sequence to show the evolution of chaotic behaviour in this system.
SEM2DPACK is a simulator of 2D elastic wave propagation and fracture dynamics that applies the Spectral Element Method (SEM, similar to mass-lumped high-order finite element methods). Flexibility and accuracy are the main goals. Although the emphasis is currently on computational seismology and earthquake source dynamics, this tool might attract a wider audience in computational mechanics, research, and engineering.
EXODUS II is a model developed to store and retrieve finite element geometry, topology, and transient data for finite element analyses. It is used for preprocessing, postprocessing, as well as code to code data transfer. ExodusII is based on netcdf. It includes the nemesis parallel extension.
Extrema, originally developed in the fields of nuclear and particle physics, is a powerful visualization and data analysis tool that enables researchers to quickly distill their large, complex data sets into meaningful information. Its flexibility, sophistication, and power allow you to easily develop your own commands and create highly customized graphs.
The FOX (Free Objects for Crystallography) program is made for determining crystal structure ab initio from diffraction data (mostly powder diffraction). It is built on an object-oriented crystallographic computing library called ObjCryst++. FOX features a graphical interface, including a 3D OpenGL display of the crystal structure. It provides a versatile description of the crystal structures (such as atoms, molecules, and polyhedra). Special positions and overlapping atoms are automatically handled without any a priori knowledge.
jHepWork (jWork) is an environment for scientific computation, data analysis, and data visualization for scientists, engineers, and students. The program is fully multi-platform (written in Java). Programs can be written in the Java, Jython/Python, and BeanShell scripting languages. Matlab/Octave is supported for symbolic calculations. The program can be used to display data and functions in D and 3D. It comes with a friendly IDE and a code assist.