Compcomm Newsletter No 3. January 2004

(Third issue)

(This issue's editor - Lachlan Cranswick)


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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

  • Siena-2005 - IUCr CompComm Crystallographic Computing School - Ton Spek

  • Siena-2005 Crystallographic Computing School Poster

  • IUCr Crystallographic Computing Commission Logo competition - Lachlan Cranswick

  • Programming Articles :

    • Reading Binary Data - Scott A. Belmonte

    • cctbx news - R.W. Grosse-Kunstleve, N.K. Sauter and P.D. Adams

    • The Once and Everliving FORTRAN : Why Fortran still goes onward and upward while many of its "replacement" languages have already died - Juan Rodríguez-Carvajal

  • General Articles :

    • Reprint of the 1947 paper, A Hollerith Punched-card Method for Evaluation of Electron Density in Crystal Structure Analysis, - by E.G. Cox, L. Gross and G.A. Jeffrey, Proc. Leeds Phil. Soc., 5, 1-13, (1947), with modern introduction by Professor Stanley C. Nyburg.

    • Some Powder Indexing News - Jon Wright

  • Meeting Reports relating to Crystallographic Computing

    • American Crystallographic Association: ACA 2003, 26th to 31st July, Cincinnati, USA: SP02: Future strategies for successful crystallographic computing

    • American Crystallographic Association: ACA 2003, 26th to 31st July, Cincinnati, USA: A Workshop on Twinning & CRYSTALS

    • European Crystallographic Association: ECM-21, Durban, South Africa, 24th to 29th August 2003: Meeting Report: FA MS4 - Automatic Structure Determination: Challenges for the Future

    • European Crystallographic Association: ECM-21, Durban, South Africa, 24th to 29th August 2003: Meeting Report: Diffraction image processing and data quality

    • European Crystallographic Association: ECM-21, Durban, South Africa, 24th to 29th August 2003: Meeting Report: FA3 MS7: "Algorithms of the future. Chair: D Watkin, Co-chair: A Urzhumtsev

  • Calls for contributions to Newsletter No. 4


Call for contributions to the next CompComm newsletter

The next issue of the Compcomm Newsletter is expected to appear in July 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
NPMR, NRC,
Building 459, Station 18,
Chalk River Laboratories,
Chalk River, Ontario,
Canada, K0J 1J0
E-mail: lachlan.cranswick@nrc.gc.ca