Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bioclipse: a powerful Jmol application

While Bioclipse is much more, it could be an interesting alternative to the Jmol application. It offers:
  • a scripting console
  • a file browser (the Eclipse way)
  • an outline of the file content which allows selections
  • a script editor
The underlying RCP toolkit has many other interesting features for a Jmol application, but the above is up and running:

1 comment:

  1. Also : multiple windows.

    There used to be an application that tried to have multiple RasMol (the original open source protein viewer! :) windows in one application (rastop?).

    Of course, you can run multiple separate applications to get multiple molecules on screen, but one very common application of a molecular viewer is to compare two molecules side by side.

    I remember trying to synchronise two viewers using tcl once - it might have been someone else's code, I don't remember.

    Anyway, the point is to be able to rotate both at the same time, or colour both according to some scheme, or to pick atoms that are somehow equivalent.

    That would be cool.