C/C++ molec.modelling graphics libs. ??

Friedrich Ackermann friedric at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Mar 3 05:06:03 EST 1997

In article <5f48p4$le at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>, dalke at ks.uiuc.edu (Andrew Dalke) writes:
|> nsr2 <NSR2 at le.ac.uk> asked about:
|> > shareware molecular modelling graphics libraries written in C or C++ to      
|> > run on UNIX - Xwindows (SUN or SG)?? 
|>   It really just depends.  For instance, I would prefer a multi-
|> language solution mixing C++ and Fortran (perhaps with a bit of Python
|> or Tcl to glue it all together).  Others will and do disagree with
|> me, but I've found the mixed C++/Tcl model for VMD to be quite
|> useful and powerful.

I agree.  Our visualisation server "viwish" also has been build mixing
C and Tcl/Tk.  I can recommend such a solution.  You may confere



author = {Klein, T. and Ackermann, F. and Posch, S.},
title = {viwish: A visualisation server for protein modelling and docking},
journal = {Gene--COMBIS},
year = {1996},
volume = {Gene 183},
number = {},
pages = {GC51-GC58},
keywords = {Visualisation, protein structure, Tcl, Tk, TclTk, rendering, molecular graphics}

Friedrich Ackermann
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