RasMol 2.2 Molecular Graphics Package Available

Harry Mangalam mangalam at uci.edu
Mon Oct 18 22:52:11 EST 1993

In article <CEwCCv.Jwx at dcs.ed.ac.uk>, rasmol at dcs.ed.ac.uk (RasMol Molecular
Graphics) wrote:
>                             RasMol 2.2
>               Molecular Graphics Visualisation tool.
>                            Roger Sayle 
> 		    Biocomputing Research Unit
>                      University of Edinburgh
>                            October 1993
 <Brutal Editing here>

>     RasMol is an X Window System tool intended for the visualisation of 
> proteins and nucleic acids. It reads Brookhaven Protein Databank (PDB) 
> files and interactively renders them in a variety of formats on either an 
> 8bit or 24/32bit colour display. The complete source code and user 
> documentation for both the UNIX/X11 version and the IBM PC/MS Windows 3.1 
> version may be obtained by anonymous ftp from ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk 
> [] in the directory /pub/rasmol. The UNIX/X11 source code is
> contained in the file RasMol2.tar.Z and the MS Windows source code and
> executable in the file raswin.zip. Both of these files include a slightly
> dated version of the PostScript user reference manual.

 <Brutal Editing here>

>     The current version of the program has been tested on sun3, sun4, sun386i,
> hp9000, sequent, DEC alpha, IBM RS/6000 and SGI, DEC and E&S mips based 
> machines compiled under both gcc and the native compiler. The version for 
> Microsoft Windows requires version 7 of the Microsoft Optimizing C Compiler 
> and the Microsoft Software Development Kit (SDK). 

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> -- 
> Roger Sayle                        JANET: ros at uk.ac.ed.dcs
> Department of Computer Science     UUCP:  ..!mcsun!uknet!dcs!ros
> University of Edinburgh            ARPA:  ros%dcs.ed.ac.uk at nsfnet-relay.ac.uk
> Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK.             Tel:   (+44) 031 650 5163 (direct line)

   And wqith the shared memory define disabled, it compiles straight out
of the box on Linux 0.99.12/XFree86 1.2 too and on a 25 MHZ 386, it's
usably quick. 

   Another person asked about PDB Viewers for the Mac - the FREE Kinemage
program (for both Macs and Windows) can do full rotation viewing of PDB
files after preprocessing with the bundled software.  It can be ftped from:
orion.oac.uci.edu in the "/protein" tree.


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