A free data processing tool called simply “Dave” has been released. It is a MATLAB toolbox that allows rapid evaluation of signals, pattern recognition and data visualization when processing huge datasets. This interesting topic came to us from Phys.org in their article, “Open source software helps researchers extract key insights from huge sensor datasets.”

The free software enables very large volumes of data to be processed, analyzed and visually displayed so that researchers can optimize their measurement systems interactively. The software makes use of machine learning methodologies and enables patterns to be identified expediently.

The software tool is available under a copyleft licence. Under copyleft rules, any adaptations of the original work, such as changes or enhancements are also bound by the same licence that covers the original work. Anyone may use the open source software, provided that when results are published, the authors make reference to Dave.

Melody K. Smith

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