|| Adobe Reader|
| The standard PDF viewer.
| CutePDF Writer |
| Write PDF ’s without buying Adobe
quality of CutePDF Writer documents is is very good, about the same as
Adobe Acrobat generated documents.
Other free writers don’t seem to do as good a job. You will also need
Ghostscript (see next item below).
and GSView |
and pdf file compiler. Needed
for CutePDF and for GSView.
GSView is a postscript file viewer and also works as a
Postscript to PDF distiller (or vice versa).
| See the links on the Physics Labs pages.|
| Webpages that help you get started installing and using a TeX/ LaTeX distribution.
| Bibliography Software
EndNote is the commercial windows equivalent.
manager's native tongue is BibTeX which makes it particularly
appropriate for LaTeX users. I like it very much.
Source code only: For binary downloads see Octave-forge below.
is a free, syntax-compatible clone of Matlab. In
most programs that you write in Octave should also run in Matlab. The
link here is to the Octave core language development site. It has a lot
of information. If you want to download the binaries (and automatic
installers) click on the Octave-forge link below. There are some
small syntactical differences which can require you to modify Matlab
code to run on Octave and vice versa, but for most uses, they are fully
compatible. Exceptions: Simulink is not available in Octave, GUI's are
implemented differently in the two languages, Octave toolkits are not
the same as Matlabs although there is much overlap.
the download page of the user contributions to Octave and to the
Windows & Mac builds of Octave. If you are running
Linxu, you will want to download Octave/Octave-forge through your
a useful link to a professor at Carlton University who
uses Octave. |
| Linux, Mac & Windows in harmony
is the only cross-platform, free file-system synchronizer that I know
of and it is awesome. I
couldn’t live without it. For
use with windows I have both Putty and Cygwin installed. Unison will install
directly under Cygwin and this may be the easiest way to set it up
under Windows. Personally, I use the straight Windows port which is not
at all easy to set up. See
for some help on that approach.
allows you to run many popular Linux/Unix applications directly within
this is much faster than a Virtal Machine (see below).
For example, it allows you to run an XWindows server so
that you can ship the graphical output of remote Linux/Unix programs
directly to your desktop. The
Cygwin “setup.exe” is very nice. You
can run the setup.exe repeatedly, each time choosing wich Linux/Unix programs to
add or remove from your system from a large array of choices.
|| ext2fs, ext2ifs, explore2fs
| All of
these will allow windows to mount the Linux partitions as separate
drive letters. Only
(download from the ext2fs homepage) has write
is easiest to use and install. Most Linux distributions now allow you
to read and write to Windows FAT32 and NTFS file systems.