Blast Windows, Mac, Linux
By National Center for Biotechnology Information
For Everybody

The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

For additional information, please refer to: Blast: LSU Overview.

Cambridge Structural Database System
By Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
For Students, Faculty, Staff

The Cambridge Structural Database - The world repository of small molecule crystal structures, and is the principal product of the CCDC. It is the central focus of the CSD System, which also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.

Celestia Windows, Mac, Linux
By Celestia
For Everybody

Celestia is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.

For additional information, please refer to: Celestia: LSU Overview.

Clustal Omega Windows, Mac, Linux
Clustal Omega
By The European Bioinformatics Institute
For Everybody

Clustal is a general purpose multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins.It produces biologically meaningful multiple sequence alignments of divergent sequences. It calculates the best match for the selected sequences, and lines them up so that the identities, similarities and differences can be seen. Evolutionary relationships can be seen via viewing Cladograms or Phylograms.

Clustal W/Clustal X ("Classic Clustal") is no longer supported, but is still available for download at the Clustal website.

Convert Windows
By Joshua F. Madison
For Everybody

Convert is the only unit conversion tool you'll ever need. It includes fast and simple conversions for distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others. In addition, you can also add your custom conversions.

CrystalMaker Windows, Mac
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalMaker is an advanced chemical & materials modelling program, featuring energy minimization, crystal-engineering - combined with full crystallographic model building and visualization.

CrystalMaker provides a streamlined workflow that majors on productivity: just drag-and-drop your data files into the program for instant display in spectacular photo-realistic color. Manipulate structures in real time, with the mouse. Multiple View "bookmarks" and undo levels encourage exploration and discovery - ideal for teaching and research.

CrystalMaker Diffract
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalDiffract 6 is an all-new, stand-alone program, designed to make the world of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction intuitive, interactive - and fun!

CrystalDiffract 6 reads from crystal files - including CIF files - to simulate X-ray or neutron powder diffraction patterns. Real-time parameter controls let you experiment with diffraction and sample settings, with instant feedback. Combine these with instant mixture creation - and the ability to load observed data in the same window - and you have a powerful workbench application for researchers, teachers and students.

CrystalMaker SingleCrystal
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SingleCrystal is an elegant program designed to make the world of diffraction, reciprocal lattices and stereographic projections intuitive, interactive and fun!

SingleCrystal can simulate X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction patterns from single crystals, as well as being able to display reciprocal lattice sections and stereographic projections.

Gaussian Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

Gaussian is a software package used for calculating molecular electronic structure and properties. Gaussian is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and physicists for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest. This package includes a wide range of ab initio and semi-empirical methods for energy, gradient, frequency and property calculations.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

GaussView Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

GaussView 06 is the latest in the Gaussian series of electronic structure programs. GaussView 06 is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists and others for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest.

GaussView 06 makes using Gaussian simple and straightforward by sketching in molecules using its advanced 3D Structure Builder, or loading in molecules from standard files. Also, it sets up and submits Gaussian jobs right from the interface, and monitors their progress as they run. It examines calculation results graphically via state-of-the-art visualization features: displays molecular orbitals and other surfaces, view spectra, animates normal modes, geometry optimizations and reaction paths.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

LabView Windows, Mac, Linux
By National Instruments
For Faculty, Staff

Download LabVIEW, the only system design software that provides engineers and scientists with the tools they need to create any measurement and control application. NI LabVIEW system design software is at the center of the National Instruments platform. Providing comprehensive tools that you need to build any measurement or control application in dramatically less time, LabVIEW is the ideal development environment for innovation, discovery, and accelerated results. Combine the power of LabVIEW software with modular, reconfigurable hardware to overcome the ever-increasing complexity involved in delivering measurement and control systems on time and under budget.

For additional information, please refer to: LabView: LSU Overview

Nasa World Wind
By Nasa Learning Technologies
For Everybody

Nasa World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

OPUS Windows
By Bruker
For Students, Faculty, Staff

OPUS is a software that can be used to analyze and view infrared spectra collected on the LSU Chemistry Department’s Bruker Tensor 27 or Alpha FT-IR instruments.

OsiriX MD Lite
By Pixmeo
For Everybody

OsiriX is an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images (.dcm /.DCM extension) produced by medical equipment (MRI, CT, PET, PET-CT, ...) and confocal microscopy (LSM and BioRAD-PIC format). It can also read many other file formats: TIFF (8,16, 32 bits), JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and Quicktime. It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or medical imaging modality (STORE SCP - Service Class Provider, STORE SCU - Service Class User, and Query/Retrieve).

This version of OsiriX is NOT certified as a medical device for primary diagnosis. There are no certifications. You can only use OsiriX Lite as a reviewing and scientific software, not for primary diagnositic.

To download OsiriX Lite, please go to the OsiriX Lite Download Page.

Praat Windows, Mac, Linux
By Praat
For Everybody

Praat is a flexible speech analysis software package which supports many features including speech synthesis, spectral analysis, and speech manipulation.

SciFinder Scholar Windows, Mac
SciFinder Scholar
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SciFinder, a research discovery tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. You can explore one single source for scientific information in journals and patent literature from around the world.

For more information about this software, please see this GROK article: SciFinder Scholar: LSU Overview

Stellarium Windows, Mac, Linux
By Stellarium
For Everybody

Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can not see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums.

For additional information, please refer to: Stellarium: LSU Overview.