Radiance is a set of tools which provide an advanced lighting simulation software package. It allows very detailed definition of materials' and light sources' properties through the use of advanced techniques like brdf and ies files, as well as a powerful mathematical scripting language, resulting in accurate renderings of scenes which are usually imported from CAD and 3D modelers. It uses the hybrid approach of Monte Carlo and deterministic ray tracing to achieve a reasonably accurate result in a reasonable time.
Platform Independent Petri Net Editor (PIPE) creates and analyses Petri Nets quickly, efficiently, and effectively. A key design feature is the modular approach adopted for analysis, enabling new modules to be written easily and powerfully, using built-in data layer methods for standard calculations. Six analysis modules are provided, including Invariant Analysis, State-Space Analysis (deadlock, etc.), and Simulation Analysis and Classification. PIPE adheres to the XML Petri net standard (PNML). The file format for saving and loading Petri Nets is extensible through the use of XSLT, the default being PNML.
NewsMac is like an Internet news agent. It brings together all your favorite news Web sites into one place, and lets you view the current headlines for whichever sites you choose. When you see something that interests you, you're just one click away from reading that news story in your favorite Web browser.
The Noble Ape Simulation is a collection of a number of autonomous simulation components including a landscape simulation, biological simulation, weather simulation, sentient creature (Noble Ape) simulation, and a simple intelligent-agent scripting language (ApeScript). Noble Ape also contains a social simulation where the Noble Apes can be tracked in terms of social groups and also over many generations to explain social phenomenon to users looking to study this kind of interaction. It has been in development for more than a fifteen years.
Synergy is a tiny Cocoa application for Mac OS X 10.2 (and later) that puts three buttons to control iTunes in your menubar: previous track, next track, and play/pause. It also provides you with visual feedback about the currently playing tune and allows you to control iTunes via system-wide hot key combinations. These features provide a very fast way of skipping between songs when using the keyboard or the mouse, without having to switch to iTunes or access its Dock menu.
dvipng makes PNG or GIF graphics from DVI files obtained from TeX and its relatives. Its benefits include speed; it uses very fast bitmap-rendering code for DVI files. Furthermore, it does not read the postamble, so it can be started before TeX finishes. It supports PK, VF, PostScript Type1 (via FreeType or t1lib), and TrueType fonts (via FreeType), color specials, can render CJK fonts, and more.
Bibgrep indexes and efficiently searches BibTex files. Its usage is similar to the command grep and the queries use a Google-like syntax. Bibgrep will create an index for each BibTex file it touches, and keep the result within "~/.bibgrep.idx" (by defaults). It watches the modification date and the size of the original BibTex file, and will update (and delete) its index as needed.