Open Source Tools

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

DesignVUE is a branch of the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) tool originally developed by Tufts University. It is an Open Source project based in the Design Engineering group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College London.

B-Link is a data-driven creativity engine, it supports user to explore knowledge and discover creativity.. ..driven by advanced data mining algorithm.

Open PHA ® Desktop and Open PHA Cloud are powerful tools for performing, analyzing, and maintaining HAZOP, LOPA, and Security PHA Review studies.

OpenFOAM includes hundreds of robust CFD applications built from the devkit, which can be extended and customised, quickly and conveniently. The applications are used to create CFD simulations by industry, academic, and research and government institutes, across all fields of engineering and science.

CFDStudio® Integrated Development Environment to pre and postprocess CFD programs

ANSWER® General Purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

PORFLOW® Ground Water, Porous & Fractured media Simulator

TIDAL® Oceanographic & Surface Water Simulator

RADM™Atmospheric P ollution and Transport Simulator

Scientific Programming Language

  • Powerful mathematics-oriented syntax with built-in 2D/3D plotting and visualization tools

  • Free software, runs on GNU/Linux, macOS, BSD, and Microsoft Windows

  • Drop-in compatible with many Matlab scripts

GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.

Python is a general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, and high-level programming language.

Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents.

Overleaf is a collaborative cloud-based LaTeX editor used for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents.

LibreCAD is a free computer-aided design application for 2D design. It works on Linux, macOS, Unix and Windows operating systems.

FreeCAD, the open source 3D parametric modeler.

JOELib is a platform independent open source computational chemistry package written in Java.

Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone.

KiCad is an open source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite.

FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator.

SimPy is a process-based discrete-event simulation framework based on standard Python.

Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager.

Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system

Chamilo is a free software e-learning and content management system, aimed at improving access to education and knowledge globally.

Claroline LMS is a learning management system focused on providing a free and dependable solution to e-learning management.

FlightPath is an open-source, web-based enterprise software application for academic support

Linux is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems

Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. is a premier, daily publication focused on open source and Linux tutorials, stories, and resources.

BlueSpice MediaWiki is free wiki software based on the MediaWiki engine and licensed with the GNU General Public License. It is especially developed for businesses as an enterprise wiki.

Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sounds, other media, and JSON files.

Reference Management for Researchers


Simplify your workflow, accelerate your research

A free reference manager that helps you to discover, collect, organize and cite your scholarly literature and research in an efficient way.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Gephi is open-source and free.

Scilab is a free and open source software for engineers & scientists, with a long history (first release in 1994)

The J programming language

Julia is a high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language

S-Lang is a multi-platform programmer's library designed to allow a developer to create robust multi-platform software.

Graph-tool is an efficient Python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data.

Tulip is an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data.