Shawn Hermans has published a list of Linux open source scientific software.
Science is an open process. Experimental information and results must be published so results are verifiable and reproducible. These results are then shared with the larger community to benefit all humanity. It makes sense that the software used for scientific computations should also be open. Here are a few scientific programs of general utility.
Linux is used on supercomputing clusters, embedded scientific equipment, as a programming environment for scientific programming and a myriad of other uses. Scientific Linux is a clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution and is a baseline Linux distribution for a variety of physics laboratories around the world. Linux programmers can take advantage of a number of scientific libraries (read more...)