CIF2 Support

This page tracks the status of CIF2 support for software packages and within significant CIF-using organisations. If you would like your organisation or software to appear here, please send an email to the COMCIFS secretary.

Programming Libraries

Library
Language
CIF2 input?
CIF2 output?
Notes
CIFAPI C
Yes
Yes
Reference implementation, CIF1 also supported
PyCIFRW Python
Yes
Yes
Includes CIF1 support
codcif C
Yes
Yes
Includes CIF1 support
COD::CIF::Parser Perl
Yes
Yes
Includes CIF1 support
pycodcif Python
Yes
Yes
Includes CIF1 support

End-user Software

Package Authors/maintainers Purpose
Jmol/JSmol Robert M. Hanson Open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D with features for chemicals, crystals, materials and biomolecules
cod-tools Saulius Gražulis Collection of open-source tools for handling of files in CIF format

Organisations

The following table represents our current understanding of CIF2 support immediately prior to publication of the specification. If your organisation uses CIF and you would like it to appear in this table, or you would like to update the information for your organisation, please contact the COMCIFS secretary with information about your current CIF2 plans so that we can include the information here.

 
Organisation
Currently reads CIF2?

Currently writes CIF2?

Notes
IUCr Journals
No N/A Medium-term plans to implement input support
wwPDB No No
CCDC No No  
COD No No  
ICSD No No
ROD (Raman Open Database) Yes Yes Includes CIF1 support