- Hardcover: 484 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (October 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144197718X
- ISBN-13: 978-1441977182
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,198,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handbook of Open Source Tools 2011th Edition
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“Both broad and informative enough to guide the reader who needs to know what tools might be available for particular application areas. … Intended for students and practitioners in the sciences, humanities, and other digitally driven disciplines, the book is an excellent resource for people who want to leverage the power of open source tools. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and two-year technical program students.” (C. Vickery, Choice, Vol. 48 (9), May, 2011)
“Open-source software is currently very popular. The term ‘open-source software’ refers to computer software with freely available source code. This handbook of open-source tools consists of 21 chapters. … The book includes numerous tables, figures, and examples. Readers should appreciate the author’s efforts to catalog open-source tools. … In summary, this book will be a … useful reference book … .” (S. V. Nagaraj, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2011)
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For developers the book is an ideal reference and introductory guide for libraries such as HDF5, APR, XML and compression libraries. Overall an excellent reference for practitioners using Open Source Technologies.
The book also describes most of the mathematical software used on Linux such as R, Maxima, and GLPK.