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USEFUL LINKS - 22 June 2017


INDEX


General
Humour
Research Related Software (Free & Commercial)
Useful Productivity Utilities & Online Services


General  - updated 25 November 2016

Ecosia Search Engine - Link here    What is Ecosia? - Link here

StatSoft Electronic Statistics Textbook - Link here    

StatSoft Statistical Advisor - Link here  

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Humour - updated 28 March 2017

Michael Leunig - cartoonist - Link here

Polyp - cartoonist - Link here

Stephanie McMillan - cartoonist - Link here

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Research Related Software (Free & Commercial) - updated 27 April 2016

AnyLogic PLE (Free light version) - Multimethod Simulation Software - Discrete Event, Agent Based, Systems Dynamics Simulation. Download here

Emergy Simulator (Free Open Project) - Provides a universal simulation language to model both kinetic and thermodynamics of ecology economic. Download here

Cellular (Free Mac OS and Windows) - An extension of Scratch, a BYOB (Build Your Own Blocks) programming environment. Cellular can be used to explore emergent phenomena such as simulating urban settlements. Download here

Gapminder World Offline (Free) - Animated global statistics. Data automatically updates when available. Download here

Insight Maker (Free) - Multi-method simulation and modeling platform that runs completely in your web browser. Link here

MinskyBeta (GNU General Public License) -  System dynamics program with additional features for economics including  a Godley Table that enables a dynamic model of financial flows to be derived from a table that is very similar to the accountant's double-entry bookkeeping table. Description and tutorial link here. Download link here
MYSTAT (Free Student Version for academic use) - Statistics software. Download here

Net Logo (Free Open Source) - Enables exploration of emergent phenomena  using agents in the form of turtles, patches, links, and the observer. Download here

Scilab (Free Open Source) - A high level programming language for engineering and scientific applications. Access to advanced data structures, 2-D and 3-D graphical functions and includes hundreds of mathematical functions. Download here

Simantics System Dynamics (Free Open Source) - Dynamic stock-flow simulation software. Download here

Statistica (Commercial) - User-friendly and powerful statistics software (my preferred statistical software). Link here

Vensim (Commercial) - Dynamic stock-flow simulation software (I use Vensim DSS). Link here

Vensim PLE (Free light version) - Dynamic stock-flow simulation software. Download here

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Useful Productivity Utilities & Online Services - updated 22 June 2017

Calibre E-book Management (Free Open Source). Link here

Dia (GPL License) - Alternative to Microsoft Visio for drawing structured diagrams. Download here

DocFetcher (Free Open Source) - Desktop Search Engine. Download here

Edraw Mind Map (Freeware Version) - Create flowcharts, network diagrams etc. Download here

ezPDF Reader Pro (Free version available) for highlighting and annotating PDF files on an Android tablet. Link here

FreeFileSync (Free Open Source) - Backup and synchronise files, folders, and hard drives. Download here

IBM Watson Speech to text Service - Link here

Lookeen Desktop Search (Free and Commercial) - Download here

LyX (Free Open Source) - Power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. Download here

Mendeley Desktop (Free Reference Manager, PDF Organiser, and Academic Social Network. “Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device”). Link here
PDF Copy-Paster (Free download) -  a utilty which enables copy and paste word wrapping from a PDF file without hard returns. Link here

Qiqqa Research and Reference Manager (Free and Premium). Link here

Scapple (Commercial) Non-linear free form note creator and non-hierarchical connector. Link here

Scrivener (Commercial) Writing project management software. Link here

Search Everything (Free - Donate) - Search file names on hard drives. Download here

Sumnotes Online Service (Free for a limited number and size of files) for extracting highlighting from PDF files into a separate document. Link here

Winplot (Permission by author to freely distribute) - A general-purpose plotting utility which can draw (and animate) curves and surfaces presented in a variety of formats. Download here  

Zotere Personal Research Assistant (Free browser plugin & standalone) - Link here

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