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Many of our faculty prefer the Linux desktop environment over Windows or the Mac OS. Here are some recommendations for a "standard" linux configuration to support Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics and Computational Science.

Distribution:


Office Suite

  • Open Office 3.0.0
  • Evolution (Exchange Client)


Technical editor

  • emacs


TEX Support

  • Tex Live
  • auctex (TEX package for emacs)


Programming Languages

  • Python
  • Java
  • gcc


Computational Software

  • Sage (includes Singular and R)
  • Octave
  • CoCoA
  • Macaulay 2


Document Viewing

  • Postscript Viewer: gv
  • PDF viewers: acroread, xpdf


Other Tools

  • Software Project Management: Eclipse IDE
  • Drawing: xfig
  • Image editing: gimp
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