Mark Israel (misrael at grdb.csi.uottawa.ca) wrote:
: This is to announce the release of Alberta/Caltech Version 3.0
: of Frodo/TOM, a molecular modelling program for crystallographic
: map-fitting on SGI IRIS workstations.
: The licence owner, Christian Cambillau, has given the University
: of Alberta permission to distribute Frodo/TOM free of charge to
: academic users. If you would like to obtain the program, please
: send e-mail to "frodo-request at biochem.ualberta.ca", affirming
: that you are an academic, not-for-profit user, and promising not
: to re-distribute the sources or binaries. Shortly thereafter, you
: will receive a message telling you where to ftp the package from and
: how to decrypt it.
: Bug reports, questions about how to use the program, and (most
: welcome of all) your own enhancements to the code, can be sent
: "frodo-bugs at biochem.ualberta.ca".
: We don't want anyone to be forced to use Frodo/TOM just because
: of not knowing that alternatives exist. Alwyn Jones' current
: offering, "O", is a *much* more powerful program; while Christian
: Cambillau's current offering, "Turbo-Frodo", has faster graphics
: and easier-to-learn pull-down menus. However, since Frodo/TOM is
: the only program in this family that is available completely free
: of charge (to academic users), with *source code*, we think it's
: a good deal.
Plus, if you have aging SGI's (4D/?5's), "O" is simply not an
: If you merely want a molecular graphics program for the IRIS
: and don't have any electron density maps to fit, then I would
: suggest that you look into MMS (contact Steve Dempsey for info:
:sdempsey at ucsd.edu) or MIDAS (contact Robert Langridge for info:
:rl at cgl.ucsf.edu).
:misrael at csi.uottawa.ca Mark Israel
Thanks for all of your work on Tom, Mark! Why you spend so much time
fixing and adding stuff, I don't know. (Probably to stop up from
whining. :) )
Iowa State University
chad at helix0.chem.iastate.edu