Survex is a software suite for processing, viewing, and printing cave survey data. It is multi-platform and multi-lingual, can deal with extremely large and complex datasets, and can read survey data from many sources. A sophisticated GUI visualization tool (Aven) is included as well as the data processing tool (Cavern) and a data entry tool (Survex-edit). There are also printing and data conversion tools. Printing for HPGL, Postscript, PCL (Laser/inkjet), and Dot-matrix printers is supported. Output converters to DXF and extended elevation form are included. Survey data can be read in native Survex form, or Compass or CMAP files. Conversion from other formats such as SMAPS is easily accommodated.
Gri is an extensible plotting program designed for scientists. It can draw x-y plots, contour plots, and image plots, and has rudimentary programming capabilities. Output is PostScript. Gri is not mouse driven, nor GUI-based; it is a language. Users regard it as an analogue to the LaTeX document formatting language: users gain considerable power, at the price of a moderate learning curve.