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Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 19/11/13
  • Minor correction: 19/11/13

ScientiFig : create publication-ready scientific figures

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System:
  • Current version: 2.6 - 02/10/2013
  • License(s): BSD -
    ScientiFig uses the Apache BATIK and XML-apis libraries as well as the BSD Rsession library.
  • Status: beta release
  • Support: maintained, no ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Benoit Aigouy
  • Contact designer(s): Benoit Aigouy
  • Laboratory, service:

 

General software features

Scientists often build figures for publications and talks. To create these figures, they usually rely on powerful tools that are designed for graphic designers to produce artistic figures and are therefore only poorly suited to build scientific figures.

We here present an ImageJ/FIJI plugin called ScientiFig that is devoted to the building of research figures. Our tool can assemble and maintain complex panels containing images with different aspect ratios and associate scalebars, text annotations and ROIs to these panels. Interestingly, our software will always preserve the position of these associated elements even when figure size changes. ScientiFig can export figures as png with a transparent background for a better integration in office documents and as vector graphics that can be finalized using a vector graphics editor. Last but not least, ScientiFig can format figures for various scientific reviews and for example offer to substitute fonts or to resize the figure to better match the journal guidelines (if a journal style does not exist, it can be created using the embedded editor).

For comparison, please find below two alternative tools:

Context in which the software is used

ScientiFig is a tool to buid and format images for scientific publications.

Publications related to the software

ScientiFig: a tool to build publication-ready scientific figures. Aigouy B, Mirouse V. Nat Methods. 2013 Oct 30;10(11):1048. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2692.

Higher Edu - Research dev card
Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 18/07/12
  • Minor correction: 28/05/14

Morse : Generic simulator for robotics

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System:
  • Current version: 1.2 - january 2014
  • License(s): BSD
  • Status: stable release
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Main developers: Arnaud Degroote (LAAS-CNRS), Gilberto Echeverria (LAAS-CNRS), Michael Karg (TUM), Séverin Lemaignan (LAAS-CNRS). See the full list.
  • Contact designer(s): morse-dev AT laas DOT fr
  • Laboratory, service: Technische Universität München (TUM) full list

 

General software features

MORSE is a generic simulator for academic robotics. It focuses on realistic simulation of small to large environments, indoor or outdoor, with one to over a dozen of autonomous robots. It provides a set of standard sensors (cameras, laser scanner, GPS, odometry,...), actuators (speed controllers, high-level waypoints controllers, generic joint controllers) and robotic bases (ATRV, generic 4 wheel vehicle, PR2,...) used in robotics research laboratories. New components can easily be added.

Morse can use and test software components interacting through several middlewares used in robotics, including: Fiche Plume pocolibs, yarp and ROS.

One of the main design choice for MORSE is the ability to control the degree of realism of the simulation, form photo-realistic rendering for image processing to semantic levels, avoiding heavy processing to extract information.

Morse is based on the Fiche Plume Blender modelling and real-time 3D rendering environment and on the Bullet physics simulator engine.

Context in which the software is used

Academic research in robotics, development and debugging of software components, teaching,...

Publications related to the software
Higher Edu - Research dev card
Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 05/06/12
  • Minor correction: 07/06/12

DOLMEN : Numerical 3D software for Eddy Current Non Destructive Testing

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System:
  • Status: internal use
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Yahya Choua, Guillaume Krebs, Yann Le Bihan, Alexandro Ospina, Laurent Santandréa, Houda Zaidi
  • Contact designer(s): yann.le-bihan[at]lgep.supelec.fr
  • Laboratory, service:

 

General software features

DOLMEN is a numerical software dedicated to Eddy Current Non Destructive Testing (EC-NDT). The quasi-stationary Maxwell equations are solved using the Finite Element Method in 3D. The dual electric and magnetic formulations with electric and magnetic combined potentials are used in harmonic regime. First order edge and nodal Whitney tetrahedral elements are used. The gauging conditions are avoided using an iterative solver to ensure the uniqueness of the solution.

Specific developments concerning EC-NDT have been made:

  • Taking into account the probe movement.
  • Automatic mesh adaptation based on a local error estimator using the complementarity between the two formulations.
  • Numerical methods dedicated to the thin geometric structures (flaws, thin lift-off , thin coil, deposit, coating, ...).
  • Transmitter/Receiver with common or separated functions.

This code is based on an object oriented approach using the C++ language. Its software architecture is based on the Freefem++ kernel. It is droved by a Python script and it uses Netgen as Mesh generator. Distributed computing can be used to manage probe displacement.

Context in which the software is used

This software is used in research academic NDT frameworks (European research project VERDICT 2003-2006, Competitiveness cluster SYSTEM@TIC PARIS-REGION, french framework SIMCO-IMPACT, collaborative works with Dassault, CEA-LIST, LSS, Univ. Budapest, ...).

Publications related to the software

A contribution to connect non-conform meshes with overlapping finite elements, H. Zaidi, L. Santandréa, G. Krebs, Y. Le Bihan, "IGTE", Graz, AT, 19 September 2010, pp. 1-6, Proceedings of IGTE.

Electromagnetic Field Computation in Magnetic and Conductive Thin sheets, A. Ospina Vargas, L. Santandréa, Y. Le Bihan, C. Marchand, Sensor Letters", Vol. 7, Issue: 3, June 2009, pp. 480-485.

Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Probe Signal Calculation in Eddy Current NDT by Complementary Formulations, M. Bensetti, Y. Choua, L. Santandréa, Y. Le Bihan, C. Marchand, IEEE Transaction on magnetics, juin 2008, volume 44, issue 6, pp. 1646-1649.

Crack modelling in ECT with combined potential formulations, Y. Choua, L. Santandréa, Y. Le-Bihan, C. Marchand, IEEE Transactions on magnetics, April 2007, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp. 1789-1792.

Using Mortar Element Method for Eddy Current Testing Finite Element Computations, L. Santandrea, Y. Choua, Y. Le Bihan, C. Marchand, COMPUMAG, Aachen (juin 2007).

Higher Edu - Research dev card
Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 01/08/13
  • Minor correction: 01/08/13

CASSIS : analysis and treatment of astrophysical data

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System:
  • Current version: 3.4 - August 1, 2013
  • License(s): not yet chosen
  • Status: stable release
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Jean-Michel Glorian, Mickael Boiziot, Samuel Adam, Romaric Benech, Cedric Chappert, Ludovic Deveaux, Damien Faral, Thomas Floquet, Sebastien Fort, Alexandre Girard, Nicolas Guegan, Alain Klotz, Rose Neriere, Guillaume Pelouas, Brice Quillerie, Ngoc thach Ta, Laure Tamisier, Samuel Thiriot.
  • Contact designer(s): Jean-Michel@irap.omp.eu
  • Laboratory, service:

 

General software features
  • Display of astrophysical spectra
  • Identification of lines of transitions of molecules
  • Creation of LTE and Radex theoretical spectra
  • Use of atomic and molecular databases JPL, CDMS, NIST

  • Coded in Java, use sqlite Card Plume

Context in which the software is used
Publications related to the software
  • Pagani, Vastel, Hugo et al., 2009, A&A 494, 623, "Chemical modeling of L183 (L134N): an estimate of the ortho/para H2 ratio"
  • Hezareh, Houde, McCoey et al., 2008, ApJ 684, 1221, "Simultaneous Determination of the Cosmic Ray Ionization Rate and Fractional Ionization in DR 21(OH)"
Higher Edu - Research dev card
Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 03/07/09
  • Minor correction: 22/03/10

SOFA : interactive mechanical simulation library in C++

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System:
  • License(s): LGPL
  • Status: beta release
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): INRIA, LJK
  • Contact designer(s):
  • Laboratory, service:

 

General software features

SOFA is an open-source, modular mechanical simulation library developed in C++.
It includes geometries such as polygonal and volumetric meshes, internal forces such as FEM or springs, ODE solvers such as Explicit or implicit Euler, collision detection methods, OpenGL viewing, and many other features.
GPU implementations are available for some force fields, such as springs and tetrahedral FEM. The automatic deployment on multi-core architectures is possible.
Its design allows contributors to focus on their domain of competence while reusing other work.

More detail on http://www.sofa-framework.org

Context in which the software is used

Sofa has been applied to interactive medical simulations, CAD assembly, as well as off-line character animation or civil engineering simulations.

Publications related to the software
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