Harry is a small tool for comparing strings and measuring their similarity. It implements several common distance and kernel functions for strings, as well as some exotic similarity measures. For example, Harry supports the Levenshtein (edit) distance, the Jaro-Winkler distance, and the compression distance. Harry is implemented using OpenMP, so its runtime scales linearly with the number of available CPU cores. Efficient implementations and effective caching speed comparison of strings.
Erudite is an application for training and testing back propogation neural networks using the ANNeML (Artifical Neural Network Markup Language) XML format. It supports testing and training neural nets with CSV files and has support for randomized training sets, optional adapting learning rate, sigmoid or hyperbolic tangent transfer functions, optional bias and weight adjustment locking, and more.
Salad (short for Letter Salad) is an efficient and flexible implementation of the well-known anomaly detection method Anagram by Wang et al. (RAID 2006). Salad is based on n-gram models, that is, data is represented as all of its substrings of length n. During training these n-grams are stored in a Bloom filter. This enables the detector to represent a large number of n-grams in little memory and still being able to efficiently access the data. Salad extends Anagram by allowing various n-gram types, a 2-class version of the detector for classification, and various model analysis modes.
Libpointmatcher is a modular "Iterative Closest Point" library, useful for robotics and computer vision. This library is designed with modularity and performance in mind. It provides building blocks to construct various ICP chains often seen in research. These chains can be tuned without any recompilation, and new modules can be added without modifying the core of the library.
LibBi is used for state-space modelling and Bayesian inference on high-performance computer hardware, including multi-core CPUs, many-core GPUs (graphics processing units), and distributed-memory clusters. The staple methods of LibBi are based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC), also known as particle filtering. These methods include particle Markov chain Monte Carlo (PMCMC) and SMC2. Other methods include the extended Kalman filter and some parameter optimization routines. LibBi consists of a C++ template library and a parser and compiler, written in Perl, for its own modelling language.
WCSLIB is a C library, supplied with a full set of Fortran wrappers, which implements the "World Coordinate System" (WCS) standard in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System). It also includes a PGPLOT-based routine, PGSBOX, for drawing general curvilinear coordinate graticules, and a number of utility programs. The FITS "World Coordinate System" (WCS) convention defines keywords and usage which provide descriptions of astronomical coordinate systems in a FITS image header.
h5tools provides third-party tools for working with data where the underlying storage object is HDF5. The toolkit currently has two utilities in it: The HDF5 NeXus writer API is a set of functions which allows writing data in the NeXus data format, using only HDF5 function calls. H5merge will merge any two HDF5 or NetCDF4 files.
yacts, yet another continuous time simulator, uses J+ to interpret scripts, defining systems of ordinary differential equations, which it solves. J+ is a functional non-imperative simulation language with lazy evaluation, based on the J programming language, a dialect of APL. A program in J+ is a collection of (possibly functional) J assignment statements, just like a set of formulae on a sheet of paper. The interpreter, implemented as a software library, knows the interdependencies between these formulae and is able to compute any of the defined quantities with minimal effort, keeping track of the values which were already computed. The driver program (such as yacts) may ask the interpreter to compute certain quantities and set the values for others (propagating the changes to dependents).
SHTns is a high-performance Spherical Harmonic Transform library. It was designed for numerical simulation (fluid flows, mhd, etc.) in spherical geometries, but can be used for any kind of problem involving scalar or vector spherical harmonics. It is very fast, thanks to careful vectorization and runtime tuning. It supports multi-threaded transforms via OpenMP. It features scalar and vector transforms, synthesis and analysis, and flexible truncation and normalization. A Python interface is included.