Finesse is a numeric simulation for laser interferometers using the frequency domain and Hermite-Gauss modes. It is easy to use for students. For basic use, including graphical output, no commercial software is required. The implemented physics are well documented in a 180-page manual. Simple examples are provided. Finesse can be used to compute a great variety of interferometer signals for control systems, including longitudinal control, alignment control, and thermal compensation.
MetaPath is a tool for the analysis of metabolic pathways and associated visualization of experimental data. Built on the MetaCyc database, it provides an interactive map in which multiple pathways can be simultaneously visualized. Multiple annotations from the MetaCyc database are available, including synonyms, associated reactions and pathways, and database unification links. Metabolomics change data can be imported via simple CSV formats for visualization on targeted pathways. Pathways can be mined and removed algorithmically to identify key regulated pathways within a given dataset, providing a simper route to metabolic functions.