acs7_check is a package to check or monitor the status of the Accusys ACS-7 series of inexpensive hardware RAID devices, such as the InneRAID Duo 75200. These devices look like normal hard disks to the system and have sophisticated features such as bad block reallocation. The status of the RAID device can be queried with acs7_check using a serial connection on POSIX systems, or using SMART information directly under Linux. An entry placed in crontab can inform the sysadmin about device failures.
Veusz is a scientific plotting package, designed to create publication-ready Postscript, PDF, or SVG output. It features an easy to use graphical interface as well as a command line interface and can be scripted or embedded in Python scripts. Graphs are constructed in a modular fashion from separate components. Datasets can be interactively modified or created from within the program.