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Re: open source cif parsers?

Dear Brian,

  There is a CIF parser built into RasMol that is based
on CBFlib and which is covered by open source licenses.
As of RasMol 2.7.3 the license is GPL.

  You should also see CBFlib at


and you should check with CCP4 on what the status
is of their licensing.  The last I heard it was
still up in the air.


On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Brian Toby wrote:

> For a slide I want to add to a talk for Aug 23rd, I am looking for URLs
> for open-source code for parsing CIFs. I know about what is listed on
> www.iucr.org/iucr-top/cif/software/ (the FORTRAN CIFtbx & the Rutgers
> mmCIF C libraries) and of course anyone can steal my cryptic Tcl/Tk
> routines that I use in several places. Is there anything else?
> Quick responses (within 24 hours) are most welcome.
> Brian
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