BiAlith Links to Tools and Sites

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Tools

Software for imaging, stats, office applications, VRML viewers, etc.

Search

Web and scientific literature search engines, library catalogues, patents, etc.

Reference

Dictionaries, journal impact factors, standard images, image file formats, IP algorithms & tutorials, maps, periodic table, clip art, etc.

Histopathology

Diagnostic histopathology, histotechnology and other medical sites

 

Tools

Pricing

Description

Calculator

Free

An online calculator by Athera, written by Rolf Howarth. Useful when your system administrator has failed to install even the basic Windows calculator on your PC!

DataFit

Commercial

Good data-fitting, plotting and interpolation package by OakDale Engineering. Can specify your own functions for fitting and can export interpolation results as a source code function in C for incorporation into your own programs.

SimFit

Free

Extensive Data fitting and plotting package from the University of Manchester, UK.

Statistical Packages

Free

This webpage by John C. Pezzullo has links to many free statistical analysis packages

Cortona VRML

Free

VRML  plug-in and player. Alternative to the Cosmo player which is hard to find on the web these days. The Cortona player is free for non-commercial personal / academic use.

GLView

Free

A stand-alone VRML viewer (not a plug-in) by Holger Grahn

Open VRML

Free

A set of open source and GNU VRML tools including a viewer

OpenOffice

Free

Fully functional Office suite from the Apache Software Foundation. Includes Spreadsheet, Slide Presentation package, Word Processor, Drawing package, Database, etc. High degree of compatibility with Microsoft Office - but free of charge. Versions for PC, Mac and Unix are available.

Java_RE

Free

The Java Runtime Environment for Windows

NIH Image

Free

Image processing program with many plug-ins. Although the main program is for Mac, the Links page has a direction to the Scion website which distributes a PC version and there is also ImageJ (a Java version which is cross-platform)

Computer vision

Various

Links to computer vision-related algorithms, information and software packages. From Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Sciences, USA.

IrfanView

Free

This is a very useful program for doing batch conversions or simple batch processing such as re-sizing. I often use it to convert JPEG or TIFF images from scanners and cameras into BMP files as the current version of BiaQIm cannot read JPEG or TIFF images.

PBMPlus

Free

Jeff Poskanzer's original image processing toolkit. Although this original version was designed for Unix systems the distribution contains the source code and a PC version is available via the Graphics Programs and Utilities site link given below. From the MathSource website.

MRIcro

Free

Image processing geared around MRI images with 3D support. From Chris Rorden's neuropsychology lab. For Windows 9x/NT, Linux and Solaris.

Etdips

Free

3-D and 2-D image processing and visualisation suite geared to radiology but also accepting ordinary tiff and bmp image stacks. Originally from the NIH Clinical Centre, USA. For Windows 2000/9x/NT. (This link takes you to the Sourceforge.net download site as the original NASA site no longer exists).

BinHex Converter

Free

A PC Windows program that allows conversion of binhexed files (Mac email attachments) back in to their native, un-binhexed state. By Pierre Duhem

CFITSIO

Free

A tool for C programmers to enable them to read, write and process FITS formatted images. From NASA HEASARC. I used the cfitsio library in BiaQIm and the Biaram programs.

ImagingSource

Commercial

A source of affordable frame grabbers and cameras for scientists / industry.

NetTools

Free

A source of network software scripts

Domain_Names

Free

A tool from HCI Data Ltd to convert IP Addresses to domain-names and back

 

Search

Description

Yahoo, Google, HotBot

General purpose search engines.

FindTarget

Internet meta-search engine.

Google Scholar

The academic version of Google - search the scientific literature

Yellow Pages UK

Electronic Yellow Pages (UK)

Medline, etc.

The National Library of Medicine (USA) PubMed service

Athens

Online journals and information resources for academics (Ovid and Metapress are quite useful for pathology)

British Library

Access the catalogues of the british library

RSM Library

Access the Royal Society of Medicine's library catalogue

CiteSeer

Search for scientific papers. Good for image analysis related topics (esp. high level and theoretical basis). Run by NEC.

SPIE Web

Search for SPIE conference proceedings and papers.

IEEE Explore

Search for IEEE conference proceedings and papers.

UK Patent Office

UK Patent and Trade Mark database (Now called the Intellectual Property Office)

US Patent Office

US Patent and Trade Mark database

Canada Patent Office

Search the Canadian Patent & trade mark database

 

Reference

Description

Impact Factors

Journal Citation Reports from the ISI Web of Knowledge UK. Athens password or IP verification required

NHS Evidence

UK NICE evidence search resource: gives links to many publications databases and information resources

Dictionaries

English1, English2, Mathemtatics, Medical, Acronym, Eponyms

English1) is from Cambridge University Press, English2) Dictionary & Roget's Thesaurus from the IAC Corporation, Welsh) is from BBC Wales, Mathematics) is a dictionary of mathematics by Eric Weisstein of Wolfram Research Medical) is a Medical Dictionary by Medic8 Ltd, UK. Acronym) is an American site with an acronym search engine from mountain data systems (has ads and popups). Eponyms) lets you look up medical eponymous terms/syndromes

Translator1, Translator2, Translator3

Free online language translators by WorldLingo Inc. (1), Systran (2) and Google (3)

Gray's Anatomy

Online Gray's Anatomy by Bartleby.com

Signal Processing Textbook

Complete online textbook on Digital Signal Processing by Steven W. Smith (California Technical Publishing, San Diego, California)

Image Processing Tutorial PDF book

PDF tutorial from the quantitative imaging group at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Imaging Resource

A good site to find reviews, samples and spec.s on digital cameras, scanners, etc.

File Formats

Details of many image file formats. From the University of Edinburgh Computer Science dept. UK.

Medical Imaging Research at ISI

Medical (radiology) imaging research and demos at the Imaging Sciences Institute of of Utrecht University (Netherlands). Information on multimodal registration, 3D visualisation, etc. with aplications.

TestImages

This web page makes available standard images for download which are commonly used in the image processing literature for demonstration of new methods (from the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Sciences, USA).

Periodic Table

Online periodic table of elements

TheBigProject

Free calendars and lots more from The Big Project UK.

Weather

from The Weather Underground, Inc. (default page is London, UK)

GMT

GMT standard time online + software to sync your PC's time to atomic clock standards

 

Histopathology

Description

Path Book

Website of a great textbook of pathology with many links to useful websites.

 

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