QUASAR is a CIF syntax checking and file manipulation tool. It was described as the prototype CIF application in the original CIF specification paper.
- ASCII file containing source of program and tests (requires manual splitting and editing)
- individual source files
This prototype implementation is no longer actively maintained. Much of the functionality is provided by cif2cif.
Language and platform
The software is written in Fortran77 and should compile and run in a command-line environment on any common operating system with a suitable Fortran compiler. If a compiler does not support file 'include' directives, the user must insert the contents of the file 'quasar.cmn' into each subroutine as described in the comment section at the start of quasar.f.
- Installation: Copy the text file quasar.txt into an empty directory and split it into distinct files as described in the Installation instructions
copy the individual files to the build directory. Then compile the source file quasar.f, e.g.
f77 -o quasar quasar.f
- man pages:
Terms and conditions of use
Copyright in the software © the authors.
Authors: S. R. Hall and R. Sievers
The software is distributed here under the standard terms and conditions of use applying to software associated with International Tables for Crystallography Volume G. Queries concerning any other use should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall, S. R., Allen, F. H. & Brown, I. D. (1991). The Crystallographic Information File (CIF): a new standard archive file for crystallography. Acta Cryst. A47, 655-685. See also http://www.iucr.org/iucr-top/cif/standard/cifstd1.html