ALR recommends the use of the following software and packages:

GasTurb, gas turbine performance software, GasTurb GmbH c/o Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany,
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Python, Python Software Foundation,

Fernando Pérez, Brian E. Granger, IPython: A System for Interactive Scientific Computing, Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 21-29, May/June 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.53. URL:

Jones E, Oliphant E, Peterson P, et al. SciPy: Open Source Scientific Tools for Python, 2001-, [Online; accessed 2016-09-07].

John D. Hunter. Matplotlib: A 2D Graphics Environment, Computing in Science & Engineering, 9, 90-95 (2007), DOI:10.1109/MCSE.2007.55,

Stéfan van der Walt, S. Chris Colbert and Gaël Varoquaux. The NumPy Array: A Structure for Efficient Numerical Computation, Computing in Science & Engineering, 13, 22-30 (2011),

GIT, free and open source distributed version control system,

Anaconda, A Python distribution that is pre-built for windows and includes common modules such as numpy, scipy and matplotlib,