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Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool for cleaning messy data (e.g. fixing inconsistencies), transforming it between different formats, and exploring data.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 21 Aug 2014

TImeline is an open source framework for visualizing data files and data feeds in a variety of formats via an aesthetically pleasing wed display. Timelines are interactive and media rich.
User creates timeline by completing a google sheets template. The Timeline then processes and generates the code for display. Minimal programming knowledge is required.

Code license: Mozilla Public License
Last updated: 21 Aug 2014

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

Scalar can also be used to assemble and annotate video content, and combine in with text to create a rich media document

Last updated: 18 Aug 2014

Ptolemaic is a computer application for music visualization and analysis written in the Java programming language. The software is designed to aid in the analysis of all types of Western music using established analytical techniques, including tonal functional analysis (Harrison 1994), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), hierarchical linear analysis (Schenker 1935, Jones 2002), tonal pitch-space analysis on the Tonnetz (Riemann 1915), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), and transformation analysis (Lewin 1987).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

From the website: NodeXL is a free, open-source template for Microsoft® Excel® 2007 and 2010 that makes it easy to explore network graphs. With NodeXL, you can enter a network edge list in a worksheet, click a button and see your graph, all in the familiar environment of the Excel window. (http://nodexl.codeplex.com/)

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

NodeBox is an application for creating 2D graphics and visualizations. It provides a visual and process-based editor for an underlying Python-based analysis and visualisation package. It is developer-described as a generative design app and this really taps into the serendipitous nature of the environment. The user constructs models and can tweak them in real time via the interface and see the resulting changes too the output.
It has been described as being "similar to Processing, but without all the interactivity".

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Meld is a visual diff and merge tool targeted at developers. Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Leximancer is text analysis software that can create topic and concept based network visualizations and includes a sentiment analyzer.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Kaleidoscope is one of the world's best tools for spotting differences in images and text, and now it supports merging of files and folders, too. Kaleidoscope integrates directly with Git, Subversion, Mercurial, and Bazaar to fit perfectly in your workflow.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Graphviz is open source software for graph visualization, representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. The package includes web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Gephi is graphing software that provides a way to explore data through visualization and network analysis.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Software for creating data dashboards. Many of the sample galleries portray corporate financial data.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

CulturalAnalytics is an R package containing functions for statistical analysis and plotting of image properties, including statistics such as the standard deviation and mean in the RGB and HSV color spaces, image entropy and histograms in greyscale (intensity) and color, and for plotting color clouds and image scatter charts.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. There are other reasons why a circular layout is advantageous, not the least being the fact that it is attractive.
Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.

Code license: GPL
Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

Gerbil is a generic framework for visualization and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral data that strives to both bring new innovations in analysis capabilities and be of use in a wide range of hyperspectral data applications. In a nutshell, Gerbil lets you…

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is an open source graphics software tool used by video game developers, motion picture studios and architectural visualisers for modelling and animation projects. One of the most advanced 3D modelling tools in the industry, 3ds Max has been utilised by many CGI-animated films such as Avatar and 2012 to generate computer graphics alongside live acting.

Features:

Last updated: 25 Jul 2014

Zoho provides a drag-and-drop interface for creating database-driven applications, such as forms.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2d and 3d space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax and user-adjustable angle of observation. The latest version, CS5.5, is the twentieth generation in the product line.

Features:

  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
  • Searchable timelines and projects
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

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