Mark's useful links
Highly recommended (by me) software for doing science on the Mac:
- Alpha, an excellent
editor with colourisation, support for LaTeX, HTML, Eudora, and programming
languages; shareware by Pete Keleher. BBEdit Lite is a free, solid
- OzTeX, my favourite
implementation of Tex/LaTeX for the Mac, shareware.
- TeX/LaTeX software for the
Macintosh , compiled by Gary L. Gray at Penn State.
- MathPad is a
no-nonsense, small footprint tool for calculations, data manipulation,
graphing and simple
programming; by Mark Widholm. Its free. Much more convenient than a
- pro Fit, an excellent plotting
package, by QuantumSoft. Highly recommended. And I mean highly! Produce
simple plots with a point and click interface. Mac convenience of dragging
labels around on plots / adding lables etc and (hooray) produces good
postscript output. Demo, free to download, is fully functional apart from
limitations (e.g. data size limited to 1000 by 20) which will go away if
you pay up (which I haven't needed to do yet, ahem). Full documentation
can also be downloaded. Compile modules to do complex data manipulation,
add macros to draw interesting things.
- Macintosh ports
of Ghostscript by Jeff Schindall and Bernd Heller.
generates a pict preview in the
resource fork of an eps file, for use by e.g. OzTeX when viewing dvi files.
By Peter Lerup.
- The MacStats page,
compiled by Joel West of UCI.
- Suntar - a good version of tar
(with Pascal, C and C++ compilers), shell/command line environment running as an
application. Scripting etc, unix-like tools and a seamless editor - e.g. hit
enter and execute all or a subset of the current window. Great
programming environment for complex builds etc. Check out the brief
description by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, for more info.
- FTNCHEK for the Mac is available from links on the
FTNCHEK home page.
for the Mac.
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Last modified: July 29 1997
Author: Mark Wardle