Madagascar – open source for geophysics (and not a lemur in sight)
By Aleksandra Pawlik, Agent and PhD student at the Open University.
Madagascar is open-source software that assists geophysicists in working with images and data.
The package uses RSF (Regularly Sampled Format) which is an open-exchange file format. RFS design makes the *.rsf files flexible, transparent and easy to manipulate and process by more universal tools. Madagascar has another, rather unique feature – it supports generating documents using LaTeX. Madagascar is hosted on Sourceforge.
All this and more was discussed at the Madagascar School and Workshop on Reproducible Computational Geophysics event that took place in at the Bureau of Economic Geology in the University Of Austin, Texas.
Further details on the Madagascar Project can be found on its official website, which provides the information about the software, user and developer documentation as well as other materials. The site also has a blog with all the latest news and is open to contributions from community users, and a LinkedIn page with connections to over 200 researchers from all over the world.
Posted by alexanderhay on Friday 8 March 2013.