OOSTAR

Description

OOSTAR is a development library and suite of applications that were written to test the usefulness of Objective C as a programming language for work with CIF and STAR files. Separate libraries and applications were created for both DDL1 and DDL2 CIF compliant files.

Distribution

Status

OOSTAR was written as a test case. It is no longer maintained or under active development. Comments should be directed to bourne@sdsc.edu.

Language and platform

The software is written in Objective C and should run on versions of Unix with suitable compilers.

Documentation

  • Installation (DDL1 version): For Unix-type installations, copy the compressed tar file ddl1.x.tar.Z into an empty directory; uncompress and extract files using the Unix tar utility.
     cp ddl1.x.tar.Z /g/h/oostar1; cd /g/h/oostar1
    uncompress ddl1.x.tar.Z; tar xvf ddl1.x.tar
    If compress or tar are unavailable, individual source files may be saved to the build directory.
  • Installation (DDL2 version): For Unix-type installations, copy the compressed tar file ddl2.x.tar.Z into an empty directory; uncompress and extract files using the Unix tar utility.
     cp ddl2.x.tar.Z /g/h/oostar2; cd /g/h/oostar2
    uncompress ddl2.x.tar.Z; tar xvf ddl2.x.tar
    If compress or tar are unavailable, individual source files may be saved to the build directory.
  • More details:

Terms and conditions of use

Copyright in the software © The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Authors: Phil Bourne and Weider Chang

The software is distributed here under the standard terms and conditions of use applying to software associated with International Tables for Crystallography Volume G. Queries concerning any other use should be directed to bourne@sdsc.edu.

Some component files are distributed under the GNU General Public License.

References

Chang, W. & Bourne, P. E. (1998). CIF applications. IX. A new approach for representing and manipulating STAR files. J. Appl. Cryst. 31, 505-509. [details]