Our group is expert in the development of software for biology, ecology and oceanography, based on the S language, a specialized computer language for statistics. This langue, is among others, implemented in the open source software R.
Hence, we develop specialized packages for R, like PASTECS, (Package for the Analysis of Space-Time Ecological Series), or complete applications like Zoo/PhytoImage.
One major topic in software development in our context is to make R more accessible for biologists, more specifically, for our students and collaborators. In this context, we develop SciViews,
which provides a graphical user interface for easier use of R.
All these computer programs are distributed under an open source license, as R itself. They are downloadable from SciViews.
Our scientific publications related to this topic are collected in the ULB-UMONS institutional database DI-Fusion .
PhD and Master theses and premaster placements taking part of the development of software in our laboratory:
Could we be useful to you? We provide specialized courses about R. We have already provided such courses in French and in English, including at IFREMER (France), at AZTI (Spain) and at CEFAS (United Kingdom).
We also develop custom-made software solutions for specific needs, including for the industry, under sub-contractance. Contact-us for more infos...
Zoo/PhytoImage : a software to analyze images from plankton samples.
SciViews : easy and intuitive use of R, integration with the Komodo code editor.