Software Links

Useful links for freeware morphometrics and statistics software that can be used in Linux. This is a small list with software used by our group that can be useful to our colleagues. This list should be continuously updated.

Stony Brook Morphometrics Page - The most important resource on morphometrics available on the web. A number of programs can be downloaded (including the TPS series), Maintained by F. James Rohlf.

MorphoJ - Morphometrics package by Chris Klingenberg. The goal of the program is to provide a platform for the most important types of analyses in geometric morphometrics. It is programmed in Java and works across multiple platforms.

The R-Project for Statistical Computing - home page for the R environment, a cross-platform integrated suite of packages for statistical analyses, data manipulation and visualization. Through this primary link, a huge amount of information can be accessed, such as pdf manuals, subscription and search through help lists and download of the base and additional packages.

Octave - A GNU high level language primarily intended for numerical computations. This is a freeware alternative mostly compatible with Matlab.

Scilab - A scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for scientific applications.

- An open source image analysis and processing software implemented in Java. It is a powerful cross-platform software with a large user community and a collection of contributed plugins that enhance the available functions.

Wine - An Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Some of the Windows morphometrics programs (particularly the TPS series) will run perfectly under Wine.

- Great software for editing svg graphic files and preparation of publication quality figures.

Ubuntu - Our choice of Linux distribution.

Meshlab - an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes.