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 red bullet Referring sites: If you've got a link to the ToyFDTD pages on your site, email me and I'll return the compliment!

 blue bullet freshmeat: http://freshmeat.net/
This is an awesome place to surf what's out there for free software. ToyFDTD is in the appindex under console/scientific applications.

 blue bullet EMLIB: http://emlib.jpl.nasa.gov/
Electromagnetics Library -- an excellent listing of codes and other resources.

 blue bullet fdtd.org: http://www.fdtd.org/
Home of the FDTD BibTeX database -- an extremely helpful resource in chasing down papers on FDTD specifics.

 blue bullet LC: http://lc.cray.com/
An FDTD software package!

 blue bullet SAL: Scientific Applications on Linux: http://SAL.KachinaTech.COM/index.shtml
Monster listing (over 2500 entries!) of open-source scientific software.

 blue bullet UMR EMC lab: http://www.emclab.umr.edu/codes.html
Computational Electromagnetic Modeling Codes Available on the Internet. 'Nuff said :-).

 blue bullet Linux Center: http://www.portalux.com/
Linux news and open-source software listings -- nice scientific applications listings.

 blue bullet Linux Software Encyclopedia: http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/linuxlist/linuxlist/linuxlist.html
Huge listing (over 5000 entries) of free software.

 blue bullet LinuxLinks.com : http://www.linuxlinks.com/
Linux news and software listings -- expanding scientific software listings. FDTD stuff is under numerical analysis.


 red bullet FDTD references:

 blue bullet The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics, Karl S. Kunz and Raymond J. Luebbers, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1993.

 blue bullet Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, Allen Taflove, Artech House, Boston, MA, 1995.

 blue bullet Advances in Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, Allen Taflove, Ed., Artech House, Boston, MA, 1998.


 red bullet Visualization references:

 blue bullet Animabob: An interactive volume rendering tool. Open-source, and available for any flavor Unix with OpenGL or Mesa3D support.

 blue bullet Viz5D: Another volume rendering tool. Also free!

 blue bullet Viz: Yet another volume rendering tool. Also free! All the volume rendering tools shown here have unique strengths the others lack, so they're all worth checking out. Worth noting: Animabob and Viz use the same file format.

 blue bullet Animating the Evolution of a Field: Platform-independent methods for rendering in 2D. Includes free source code. This site is very helpful if you don't have the resources or patience to cope with one of the resource-hoggy but lovely volume rendering tools.

 blue bullet WinBob: Another option for looking at 2D slices of a volume. Uses the same file format as Animabob and Viz, and runs under Windows. WinBob lets you load a volume file and look at any 2D slices parallel to the x, y, or z axes.


 red bullet Other software references:

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