Software and applications


The NRC develops software tools and applications to help researchers, industry and the general public accomplish various complex tasks. See the list below to learn about and get access to the tools.

Research Centre: Advanced Electronics and Photonics
BEAMnrc is now part of EGSnrc.
Blue Kenue Visualization
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Blue Kenue™ is an advanced data preparation, analysis, and visualization tool for hydraulic modellers. It provides a state-of-the-art interface, integrating geospatial data with model input and results data.
Research Centre: Metrology
The NRC's electron gamma shower (EGS) software is a general-purpose software toolkit that can be applied to build Monte Carlo simulations of coupled electron-photon transport, for particle energies ranging from 1 keV to 10 GeV.
Research Centre: Digital Technologies
YiSi is open-source software that evaluates the accuracy of meaning in output sentences produced by machine translation systems.
Research Centre: Construction
Wind-RCI and Wind-VRA calculate roof cladding wind loads and vegetated roof assembly design parameters based on the on the National Building Code of Canada 2015.
Research Centre: Metrology
The NRC web clock displays the official time according to the NRC's atomic clocks, for the times zones across Canada.
Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
This application calculates sunrise and sunset times for a full year or a selected date. It can also calculate sun angles for the 21st day of a given month.
Research Centre: Construction
The soundPATHS web application is a prediction tool for the calculation of direct and flanking sound transmission between adjacent rooms using the calculation procedure outlined in the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada.
Research Centre: Digital Technologies
The NRC Sentiment and Emotion Lexicons is a collection of seven lexicons, including the widely used Word-Emotion Association Lexicon.