Results presentation

The way in which the research results are presented has a significant impact on readers. Also, a good way to represent the information gives a clear and easy ideas to understand. For this, we need a selection of tools that allow the reproduction of documents, photographs, graphics, and other associated items. On the other hand, there are various applications which facilitate the data processing when we need to work with research result, whether mathematical or network.

Below, a list of useful applications for processing data from research, documents, images and other related management system is described.

For document and book editing in different formats:

  • LaTeX: Language to automatically prepare a document with standard appearance and high quality. LaTeX is a high quality writing system that includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.
  • Texmaker: An easy-to-use LaTeX editor, configure, intuitive and with a lot of predefined functions, facilitating users to use LaTeX.
  • LibreOffice: Set of office productivity applications. The office suite LibreOffice includes plugins for interaction with LaTeX.
  • kbibtex: BibTex Editor for managing bibliography in LaTeX. Search built which include major databases for searching scientific and academic articles: Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, IEEEXplore, ACM and others.
  • Bibus: Software for managing references databases. It is intuitive, easy to use, works with, (Linux, Windows, MacOS X) and MS Word (Windows).
  • Sigil: Cross-platform and open source EPUB Editor to create e-books. Supports EPUB files, html, images and style sheets.
  • Calibre: Library Manager for e-books and converter between different formats (EPUB, MOBI, AZW3, PDF and many others).
  • Kate: Advanced text editor with split windows and multidocument interface. Allows automatic scripts identification and other useful features for program editing.
  • PDFSam: Tool to split and merge PDF documents.

For image and graphic editing:

  • Inkscape: Vector Graphics Editor that is fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS2 standards. It has capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw or Freehand.
  • Gimp: Digital images editor that can be used for professional photo retouching, simple drawing creation or as format converter.
  • Dia: Diagram editor for flowcharts, networks, etc.
  • Planner: Project Manager which allows you to generate Gantt charts. Tool for project management, including planning, monitoring and export to different formats.

For mathematical processing and simulation:

  • Scilab: High-level Math tool for scientific computing.
  • Octave: Mathematical analysis tool similar to Matlab commands.
  • NS-2: Discrete event network simulator research-oriented. NS-2 provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing, and multicast protocols over wired and wireless networks, both local and satellite.

For traffic analysis:

  • Wireshark: Powerful traffic analyzer with GUI or through command line.
  • Tcpdump: Tool for capturing network traffic in real time by command line.

Other important applications:

  • Eclipse: Eclipse Rich Client Platform, a suite of programming tools open source platform.
  • VirtualBox: Management environment platform for virtual machines. Excellent for running multiple operating systems on one computer.
  • keepassx: An application that secures the management of personal information such as passwords, names, comments and other information in an encrypted database using AES or Twofish 256-bit keys.
  • Backintime: Simple backup tool in Linux.