Entered: Mon Oct 18 2010

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Distribution: Free

Application fields: Databases

Bibliography: Hall, S. R., Allen, F. H. and Brown, I. D. (1991). Acta Cryst., A47, 655-685.

Description: The International Union of Crystallography is the sponsor of the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF), a standard for information interchange in crystallography. The acronym CIF is used both for the Crystallographic Information File, the data exchange standard file format of Hall, Allen & Brown (1991) and for the Crystallographic Information Framework, a broader system of exchange protocols based on data dictionaries and relational rules expressible in different machine-readable manifestations, including, but not restricted to, Crystallographic Information File and XML.



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