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My Experiments with FOSS

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This is my personal endeavor with Free and Open Source Softwares.

This is my personal endeavor with Free and Open Source Softwares.

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  • 1. My Experiments with FOSS Gururaja KV gururaj@cistup.iisc.ernet.in CiSTUP, IISc
  • 2. My Experiments with FOSS as a USER! • Purely driven by objectives of the research! To lesser extent affordability… • And of course…freeness of the software! • Disclaimer: No advocacy of any particular software…try yourself and feel the difference!!!
  • 3. Me and My Research How to cope up with? Data * Pictures Review of literature * Sounds * Habitat variable * Spatial Analysis Effect of Fragmentation on Amphibians Results
  • 4. Frogs and Fragmentation
  • 5. My Reference Editor • JabRef http://jabref.sourceforge.net/
  • 6. Where to search for? • http://www.scholar.google.com • http://www.sciencedirect.com • http://www.jstor.com • …..
  • 7. My Image Editor • XnView www.xnview.com
  • 8. My Voice Editor • Audacity
  • 9. My Data Editor • PAST
  • 10. My spatial data provider • GLCF http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml • Worldclim http://www.worldclim.org
  • 11. My Spatial Data Analyser • QGIS http://www.qgis.org/ • DIVA GIS http://www.diva-gis.org/
  • 12. Fragmentation Analyser • Fragstats® http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/fragstats/fragstats.html
  • 13. Fragstats® output Background colour
  • 14. Distribution modelling • openModeller http://openmodeller.sourceforge.net/
  • 15. What I learnt? • Open Mindset….shed fear of Free means flaw • Developer need more interactions with users! And vice versa!!
  • 16. Acknowledgements • Dr. H.S. Sudhira for introducing me to the world of FOSS • Karthick B for being an RSS feed on new version
  • 17. Thank You

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