Konrad Hinsen hinsen@ibs.ibs.fr
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 11:10:03 +0200

> See coral.llnl.gov/pub/users/pact to get PACT. It is free. PDB is a portable,

And don't forget to use FTP for that - if you try http, you'll be asked
for a password!

PACT looks quite interesting. Do you plan to do Python interfaces for the
whole package, or just for PDB?

BTW, my major complaint about PDB is its name. In the biology
community, one of the first acronyms that everybody learns is PDB -
the Protein Data Bank (see http://www.pdb.bnl.gov/ for details). The
PDB file format is the most heavily used (and abused) file format in
computational chemistry, and many people have set up their Web
browsers to feed ".pdb" to a PDB viewer. I doubt anyone in my field
would want to use another package called PDB; the confusion would be
too much.
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