This page is mostly so I can quickly get going on a new computer (and it’s a bit out of date)…
- R (I miss decent type checking)
- Haskell (GHC)
- Python. The Pygame library is handy for psych experiment programming.
- Crimon Editor: small and nice (and last updated in 2008 – I haven’t used it in years).
- M$ Excel. Useful for quick manipulation of tables, e.g., adding colours to make effects standout. I find it handy to copy output from R, paste into Excel, and then use Data… Text to columns… to make into a table, e.g., for pasting into a paper. Or you could do a write.csv to clipboard. Niki also told me about this handy LaTeX table plugin
- M$ Powerpoint. Necessary evil. Faster than beamer and with a LaTeX plugin. OpenOffice fineish too.
- LaTeX (MikTeX on Windows), WinEdt (one of the few shareware programs I’ve purchased – excellent) and LaTable. It’s possible though painful to make posters using beamerposter. Recently Adobe decided to break its Reader program so that it no longer works with WinEdt. The solution: install version 8.1.3 and ensure all PDFs open in the SAME window. Now using the excellent TeXnicCenter which does very sensible compiling and sync with the pdf.
- OpenOffice Draw. Makes PDFs for inclusion in pdflatex files.
- Firefox and Thunderbird.
- Command Prompt Here powertoy – unnecessary in Windows 7.
- SFTP SilverSHielD (server) and Swish (client) for Windows
- Cmap, for making concept maps
- ScreenToGif – “Screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an integrated editor”. As the name suggests, outputs to GIF.
Inference engines of various kinds
- Prover and Mace.
- CkC-Check Coherence.
- pyAgrum – just discovered (April 2022); looks useful for imprecise probabilities
- Hackenbush – this is an interesting game that is related to surreal numbers
- lp_solve: a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) solver