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Open source and science take many of the same approaches to investigation and discovery, making them natural allies. Learn more about the intersection of open source and science in these articles.

 2 scientific calculators for the Linux desktop

Every Linux desktop environment comes with at least a simple desktop calculator, but most of those...
What was big in open science in 2017?

In 2017, Opensource.com contributors shared ways open source software and science teamed up. Check...
Who gets the credit? Learn more about the journal for open source software

After you've done the hard work of writing great software, it shouldn't take weeks or months to...
3 open source alternatives to MATLAB

MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open...
Astroplan makes astronomy research planning easier

Python library enables astronomers to schedule their telescope time around specific objects'...
Why aren't more researchers using open source?

Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The...
Clones welcome in scientific hardware

One way a company can start the transition to the open source way is to open source a single...
Peering into complex, tiny structures with 3D analysis tool tomviz

The future of technology is being built at the tiniest scales and now demands tools for 3D design...