Math, mechanics, science

  • TRACS (now HPC-Europa) - an interesting EC-supported project - provides access to high-performance computing facilities (e.g. parallel supercomputers and clusters) at EPCC in Edinburgh (Scotland). So if you have some interesting research project that should be paralellized (and you are from Europe), it is probably for you.
    Some examples of TRACS projects can be found here and here.
  • NetLib - numerical methods (books, articles, codes),
  • Stochastic Finite Elements - electronic book (incomplete),
  • Teplates for Solution of Linear Systems - book about linear equation solvers (codes and book in HTML and PostScript).
  • CiteSeer - database of articles. Includes citations and most of articles can be downloaded (in PostScript, PDF,...).
  • EFunda - Engineering Fundamentals,
  • SoproMat - Theory of Elasticity (in Russian - history, educational materials, etc..),
  • - Domain Decomposition Methods.
  • Femur - Finite Element Method University Resources - some educational texts and tools.

Usefull software

My favorite tools are listed here.

  • Vim - (the best) text editor,
  • MINGW - C and C++ complilers with minimal POSIX emulation; for M$ Window$,
  • FreePascal - Objective Pascal compiler for Linux, DO$, Window$,... (near compatible with the Turbo Pascal ;-),
  • GRASP - programmer's editor with interesting graphics representation of program structure
    Supports Ada 95, Java, C and C++. Works under Linux, Window$,...
  • OpenOffice - "office suite". It can be used for communication with people addicted to M$ Word (are these still "people"?). All the normal people should use TeX, I thing.

(Not only) Linux software

Software announces can be found at Free software is developed at SourceForge and at Savannah.
Other interesting places are:

And my favourite Linux distribution's web site is a If you like it you can find additional packages at (former

Real Computers