When starting out in high energy physics or, when getting a new computer, there’s some essential software and other useful apps to install. This list is provides short summary of software, mostly targeted at mac users.
- ROOT is the standard data analysis framework used at CERN
- XCode developer tools, usually pre-installed with OSX
- TeXworks for word processing and other LaTeX applications
- Vidyo for conference calls
- XQuartz for X11 forwarding which may now come pre-installed on OSX