Available software to control and collect CCD single crystal data?

Harry Powell hrp1000 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 17 11:19:18 EST 2000

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Lachlan Cranswick wrote:

> From the recent British Crystallographic Association conference
> in Edinburgh, the most commong type of software request that 
> stood out the most:
> "Is there software in the public domain which will massage
> CCD single crystal data (i.e. find the unit cell, index
> reflections, determine their intensities)"
> (The emphasis was on small molecules but would people be
> able to post/pass on relevant links relating to CCD software
> for Protein and small molecule work? )


If you want to process images with plenty of spots (say, >200 per image) 
which are a mixture of fullies and partials, I'd try MOSFLM (see my
web-pages at http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/harry); we do have _some_ CCDs
included in our setup (ADSC, Mar CCD), but users can easily (!) add their
own, and if there's a perceived demand we will add them to the types
supported by default. 

If you routinely do fine phi slicing (so that you don't have any fullies) 
I'd recommend trying XDS (from Wolfgang Kabsch, sorry, I can't remember
the URL) or d*Trek (from Jim Pflugrath of MSC, but I believe that costs
after a trial period).

None of these will control your machine...

Dr Harry Powell, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH

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