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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Groovy Cheminformatics...

Update: the fourth edition is out.

Some project are never finished. Neither is this one, but it is never too late to change how things work, so, taking advantage of publishing-on-demand, here I introduce the release-soon, release-often equivalent of cheminformatics books, my Groovy Cheminformatics with the Chemistry Development Kit book:


With a serious discount for just being the first edition (1.3.8-0), but still counting at 72 pages with 75 code examples, this edition marks a personal milestone (and probably not much more than that). There remains much to do, but I promised a release by tomorrow, so here it is. Next releases will contain more code examples, more functionality descriptions, and more literature reviewing where such code is used in science. The plan is to make new editions with each new CDK release, as well as new editions when I added a new chapter, section, or just paragraph. But, there will not be a Nightly build service anytime soon.

The current table of content is as follows:




Now, the book content is not open content. However, it contains nothing that is not available in other means. It's just the compilation that makes this book interesting, as well as that I put effort in ensuring the code examples remain working. For that, I ask a minor financial contribution.

13 comments:

  1. Is this available as e-book? If not, do you have any plan to publish this electronically? It should be easier for many users in other countries including myself.

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  2. Yes, I plan to make the book available electronically too. Soon, if time permits.

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  3. The book can now also be bought as e-book:

    http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/groovy-cheminformatics-with-the-chemistry-development-kit/14874629

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  4. I've just received it today. It seems nice :-)

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  5. Egon, nice work! I am sure, the book will be useful for all BioChem community.

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  6. Any chance to have this book on amazon kindle?? I hate reading pdfs

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  7. I would need to learn how to create Kindle versions first... do you know how to convert LaTeX source code into a Kindle document? I'd also need to figure out how to release that via Lulu....

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  8. This link might be useful..

    http://bakerjd99.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/more-on-kindle-oriented-latex/

    if it is too much trouble I can settle for pdf book

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  9. Hi Lochana, thanx for the link. That looks very useful indeed. I will have a close look at it this weekend.

    Then remains the question how to get that with you, as I am not sure how Lulu does it. But, if you'd buy the PDF version, I could always simply email you a Kindle PDF later?

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  10. Just purchased the book..sent you an invite via linkedin

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  11. hello,
    is there any possibility to get a free ebook version of this interesting book? my email is othmanelmoulat@gmail.com

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