f2py is a command line tool for binding Python and Fortran code. It scans Fortran 77/90/95 code and generates a Python C/API module that makes it possible to call Fortran routines and to access Fortran data (COMMON blocks and Module data) from Python. No Fortran or C expertise is required for using this tool.
g2 is an easy to use, portable and powerful 2D graphics library. It provides a comprehensive set of functions for simultaneous generation of graphical output on different types of devices. The following devices are currently supported: Postscript, X11, FIG (xfig), PNG, and JPEG using the gd library, and Win32. g2 is written in C (ANSI) and additionally has Fortran, Perl, and Python interfaces.
Hoard is a scalable memory allocator (malloc replacement) for multithreaded applications. Hoard can dramatically improve your application's performance on multicore machines. No changes to your source are necessary; just link it in. Hoard scales linearly up to at least 64 processors. Supported platforms include Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows.
LinAl was designed to bring together C++ and FORTRAN. At the same time LinAl is supposed to be easy to use, fast, and reasonably safe. The LinAl library is based on STL techniques and uses STL containers for the storage of matrix data and STL algorithms where feasible. Low level, algebraic operators, linear solvers, and eigenvalue solvers are implemented, based on calls to BLAS, LAPACK, and CGSOLX.
PLplot is a library of C functions that are useful for making scientific plots from programs written in a wide variety of languages. It can be used to create standard x-y plots, semi-log plots, log-log plots, contour plots, 3D plots, shade (gray-scale and color) plots, mesh plots, bar charts, and pie charts. Multiple graphs may be placed on a single page with multiple lines in each graph. Different line styles, widths, and colors are supported. A virtually infinite number of distinct area fill patterns may be used. A variety of output devices and file formats are supported.
Written with the noweb literate programming tool, BaseEncode provides a framework for portable encoding and decoding of data in text files, somewhat similar to uuencoded arithmetic coding. By using statistical knowledge, some amount of compression can also be achieved. The algorithm is designed to be highly portable: only 16-bit signed integers are assumed. Output comes in the form of a Fortran-90 module, but translation to other languages is trivial.
Babel is an IDL-based language interoperability tool specific to engineering and scientific applications. It allows Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C, C++, Java, and Python to call each other in a single address space for maximum performance. Babel won a 2006 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine.