Beginner’s guide to R: Introduction

To get started with this popular programming language, read a tutorial here.

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ALViC – Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged launched

ALViC- Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged was launched on 11th February, 2013 by Prof R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India & Shri J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY, Ministry of Comm. & I.T., Govt. of India during the CDAC Technology Conclave on 11th Feb, 2013 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. During the 2-days technology … Continue reading ALViC – Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged launched

New version of Anumaan – open source predictive text entry system from CDAC, Mumbai released

CDAC, Mumbai has announced the new release of open source predictive text entry system - Anumaan. This release includes new version of standalone flavour of Anumaan i.e. Anumaan-standalone-0.2. This version has been released as part of the activities of project "Enhancing Accessibility for FOSS Desktops" under NRCFOSS-Phase II being carried out at CDAC, Mumbai. Anumaan … Continue reading New version of Anumaan – open source predictive text entry system from CDAC, Mumbai released

GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people from CDAC, Mumbai

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai has released beta versions of GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people. These distributions are part of the activities being carried out under "Enhancing Accessibility for FOSS Desktops" project under NRCFOSS-Phase II at CDAC, Mumbai. There are three distributions specific to three different kinds of disabilities namely: 1. GNU/Linux … Continue reading GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people from CDAC, Mumbai

GEM (GEstures with Mouse) – a mouse gesture based input mechanism from CDAC, Mumbai

CDAC, Mumbai has released beta-0.1 version of GEM (GEstures with Mouse). It is an open source input mechanism which uses gestures as input to the system. Gestures can be drawn using a mouse or some equivalent device like touch pad, joystick, pen tablet etc. Gestures can drawn either as single-part (continuous) or multi-part (discontinuous) as … Continue reading GEM (GEstures with Mouse) – a mouse gesture based input mechanism from CDAC, Mumbai

Using GNU Build System to create a distributable package

Background: Installing a software or package in Unix-like systems is quite different from that in Windows environment. Hence, whenever someone wants to install a new software or software in a Unix-like environment, question arises whether there is any standard for this. Typically, there are two methods of installing a software in Unix-like systems: 1. Installation … Continue reading Using GNU Build System to create a distributable package

Indianizing with Rupantar- An OpenOffice.org extension from CDAC, Mumbai

In a diverse country like India, localisation of information in the respective languages of the people works as a way of empowerment for the people. And, open source provides the necessary technical platform for delivering that information at some reasonable cost. CDAC Mumbai has long been involved in developing tools/technologies in the area of localisation … Continue reading Indianizing with Rupantar- An OpenOffice.org extension from CDAC, Mumbai