Gwave is a waveform viewer. Its purpose is for viewing analog data, such as the output from Spice-like simulations. Gwave can read binary or ascii files written by HSpice from transient, AC, or Sweep analyses, "raw" files written by Spice2, Spice3, or ngspice, and transient analysis files from the CAzM simulator. It can also read a generic tabular ASCII format suitable for use with ACS or homegrown tools. It supports multiple "panels" (graticlules) with multiple variables displayed in each. Two vertical-bar cursors are available for time-difference measurements. Multiple files can be loaded, for comparing the results of several simulations.
isbn.pl contains a single, simple function which returns a book record from the US Library of Congress based on a single incoming ISBN. It is intended for use in other packages, such as barcode reader drivers, to provide users of those tools with the extensive cataloging metadata librarians have created over the years. It differs from other tools seen so far in that the data returned is in the MARC format, the heavily used, ancient metadata standard originally based on library catalog cards. It thus provides much data in a known syntax via a known query protocol (z39.50, using Zeta), rather than via Web page screen scraping.