Compcomm Newsletter No 2. July 2003

(Second issue)

(This issue's editor - Lachlan Cranswick)

Downloading the Newsletter

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Articles/features in this issue

  • CompComm chairman’s message - Ton Spek

  • Editor’s message - Lachlan Cranswick

  • IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Computing

  • Programming Articles :

    • The Clipper C++ libraries for X-ray crystallography - Kevin Cowtan

    • cctbx news: Fast triplet generator for direct methods, Gallery of direct-space asymmetric units, et. al. - Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve, Buddy Wong and Paul D. Adams

    • Control Program for Single Crystal Diffractometer: The Use of the Qt C++ Class Library - Jürgen Kopf

  • Advertisements :

    • Advertisement for the free Xtal Nexus Crystallographic Software and Virtual Internet CD-ROM

    • Advertisement for the Crystallography Open Database (COD)

  • General Articles :

    • Computing before computers - The Beevers-Lipson Strips - Robert O. Gould

    • ICSD-for-WWW, a crystallographic database on the WWW - Alan Hewat and Peter Hewat

    • How easy/hard is to convert raw data into a web database? - Armel Le Bail

    • Automated Data Collection & Integration; Recent Changes to Mosflm - Harold R. Powell

    • Overview of powder-indexing program algorithms (history and strengths and weaknesses) - Robin Shirley

  • Future Symposia and meetings relevant to Crystallographic Computing

  • Calls for contributions to Newsletter No. 3

Call for contributions to the next CompComm newsletter

The next issue of the Compcomm Newsletter is expected to appear in January of 2004 with the primary theme still to be determined. If no-one is else is co-opted, it will be edited by Lachlan Cranswick.

Contributions would be greatly appreciate on matters of interest to the crystallographic computing community, e.g. meeting reports, future meetings, developments in software, algorithms, coding, programming languages, techniques and news of general interest. Please send articles and suggestions directly to the editor.

Lachlan M. D. Cranswick
Building 459, Station 18,
Chalk River Laboratories,
Chalk River, Ontario,
Canada, K0J 1J0