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"A long-time Linux user, Evgeny Stambulchik is currently maintaining the Grace GPL WYSIWYG plotting tool for X. Grace is a decendant of ACE/gr, also previously known as Xmgr. This is one of the first WYSIWYG graphing programs that I've seen so far for Linux, and it has a substantial range of graph types available, as well as annotation capabilities. It also supports a command line interface for batch-mode graphing...."

"Vivien Malerba has been working on a GPL'd GUI-based database administration tool for Linux. gASQL currently allows viewing of existing tables, as well as make some modifications. More importantly, his interface allows the admin to see relationships between tables and create simple SELECT queries to via a graphical interface. Vivien's approach to compatibility with different data types is to use plug-ins to wrap these various types...."

"Doug Loss from the SEUL/edu project pointed me to the OpenScience project ( Their primary contribution appears to be a fairly well developed - but as yet fairly unpopulated - set of links. They are also hosting two Java-based chemistry apps, a molecular viewer (Jmol) and an editor (JChemPaint). I look forward to seeing this site develop over the next few months."

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