"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
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