CurveExpert Basic 2.1.0 documentation

Third-Party Licensing

CurveExpert Basic owes its existence to several excellent open source packages. This section is in the documentation in order to comply with licensing requirements of these packages.

Python

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WxWidgets and WxPython

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The licensing of the wxWidgets library is intended to protect the wxWidgets library, its developers, and its users, so that the considerable investment it represents is not abused.

Under the terms of the wxWindows licence, you as a user are not obliged to distribute wxWidgets source code with your products, if you distribute these products in binary form. However, you are prevented from restricting use of the library in source code form, or denying others the rights to use or distribute wxWidgets library source code in the way intended.

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The core distribution of the wxWidgets library contains files under two different licences:

  • Most files are distributed under the GNU Library General Public Licence, version 2, with the special exception that you may create and distribute object code versions built from the source code or modified versions of it (even if these modified versions include code under a different licence), and distribute such binaries under your own terms.
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Other relevant files:

  • licence.txt: a statement that the wxWidgets library is covered by the GNU Library General Public Licence, with an exception notice for binary distribution.
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  • lgpl.txt: the text of the GNU Library General Public Licence.
  • gpl.txt: the text of the GNU General Public Licence, which is referenced by the LGPL.

wxWindows Library License, Version 3.1

Copyright (c) 1998-2005 Julian Smart, Robert Roebling et al

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this licence document, but changing it is not allowed.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the Licence, or (at your option) any later version.

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1. As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give permission for additional uses of the text contained in this release of the library as licenced under the wxWindows Library Licence, applying either version 3.1 of the Licence, or (at your option) any later version of the Licence as published by the copyright holders of version 3.1 of the Licence document.

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4. If you write modifications of your own for this library, it is your choice whether to permit this exception to apply to your modifications. If you do not wish that, you must delete the exception notice from such code and/or adjust the licensing conditions notice accordingly.

Numpy

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Scipy

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Matplotlib

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xlrd

CurveExpert Basic utilizes Excel reading capabilities from the xlrd library. This product includes software developed by Roman V. Kiseliov <roman@kiseliov.ru>.

Portions copyright (C) 2007, Stephen John Machin, Lingfo Pty Ltd All rights reserved.

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3. None of the names of Stephen John Machin, Lingfo Pty Ltd and any contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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BioPython

CurveExpert Basic utilizes the Lowess algorithm originating from the Biopython package.

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winpaths

CurveExpert Basic utilizes a single function from winpaths in order to find the “My Documents” directory under Windows. The required MIT license follows:

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2010

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Python Imaging Library (PIL)

The Python Imaging Library (PIL) is

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Icons and Artwork

Some icons are attributed to http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons/. Also, Tango icons http://tango.freedesktop.org/ are used in this project.

JPEG library

This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.