R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.
TIBCO Spotfire is no longer offered at MSI
ACD/Labs is a chemistry software package used widely to assist academic researchers in identifying chemical compounds. The software consists of an easy-to-use chemical structure drawing interface along with the industry standard systematic naming tools, PhysChem, and NMR prediction software. It also include an aldrich FT NMR spectra database for over 11,000 chemical compounds.
Matlab is a high level technical computing language and interactive environment for data visualization, data analysis, numerical computation, and algorithm development.
Gnuplot is a command-driven interactive function plotting program. If files are given, gnuplot loads each file with the load command, in the order specified. gnuplot exits after the last file is processed. It plots any number of functions, built up of C operators, C library functions, and some things C doesn't have, such as **, sgn(), etc. It also provides support for plotting data files, to compare actual data to theoretical curves, user-defined X and Y ranges (optional auto-ranging), smart axes scaling, and smart tick marks.
ClustalW is a general purpose multiple alignment program for DNA or proteins. ClustalX is a graphical user interface for the ClustalW multiple sequence alignment program.
ANSYS is a general-purpose finite-element program for engineering analysis, and includes preprocessing, solution, and postprocessing functions. ANSYS is used in a wide range of disciplines for solutions to mechanical, thermal, and electronic problems. There are versions of ANSYS software for both UNIX-based and Windows operating systems.