Describes CIF, the data exchange standard of crystallography. Provides: information for scientists who wish to record or use the results of a single-crystal or powder diffraction experiment; the data ontology necessary for designing interoperable computer applications; accompanying software including machine-readable CIF dictionaries, libraries and utility programs.
An essential guide and reference to CIF for programmers, data managers handling crystal-structure information and practising crystallographers.
RasMol is a 3-D molecular visualization tool capable of reading CIF, mmCIF and a number of other input file formats.
If you wish to install and use this software you should download the most up-to-date version from the above Web site. The links below are to copies which are suitable for browsing or for use if the primary Web site is not available. However, they may be out of date and lack the full functionality of the latest version.
This is version 220.127.116.11 of April 2008. The program is under continual development.
The software is written in C and should compile and run in a command-line environment on any common operating system with a suitable C compiler. Binary executable files are available for a number of operating systems and machine hardwares.
Copyright in the software © the authors.
Authors: Roger Sayle, Arne Mueller and H. J. Bernstein
The software is distributed here under an open-source license or under the terms of the GNU Public License. Queries concerning any use not covered under this license should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.