StatPlanet Map Maker is a program for creating interactive thematic maps and graphs. Data is read from an external file (.CSV) which can be easily edited. Customization options include specifying the zoom level, creation of selectable regions, changing the map colors, and adding country mouse-over text.
Penacho is a simulation software that calculates and draws the gas dispersion of a smokestack in the atmosphere. It consists of a GUI to enter air conditions, an atmospheric dispersion modeling solver, and an interactive 3D graphics engine. Penacho draws the plume evolution, the particles' deposition and the pollutant concentration distribution, as an isosurface and a grid plane for each coordinate axis. Penacho exports its simulation results as a text file, VTK structured points, or CSV (suitable for spreadsheets).
SciDAVis is an interactive application aimed at data analysis and publication-quality plotting. It combines a shallow learning curve and an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface with powerful features such as scriptability and extensibility. It is similar in its field of application to proprietary Windows applications like Origin and SigmaPlot, as well as free applications like QtiPlot, Labplot, and Gnuplot. What sets SciDAVis apart from the above is its emphasis on providing a friendly and open environment (in the software as well as the project) for new and experienced users alike, and particularly in providing good documentation on all levels.
X-Plane is a flight simulator that reads in the geometric shape of any aircraft and then figures out how that aircraft will fly. It does this via an engineering process called "blade element theory", which involves breaking the aircraft down into many small elements and then finding the forces on each little element many times per second. These forces are then converted into accelerations, which are then integrated to velocities and positions. This gives X-Plane the most realistic flight model available for personal computers.