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BALL - Biochemical Algorithms.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 11626K
Developer: Dimitris B. Kalamaras
Price: $0.00
Updated: 24 May 2006
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BALL - Biochemical Algorithms. What is BALL? Rapid Software Prototyping can significantly reduce development times in the field of Computational Molecular Biology and Molecular Modeling.

BALL (Biochemical Algorithms Library) is an application framework in C++ that has been specifically designed for this purpose. It provides an extensive set of data structures as well as classes for Molecular Mechanics, advanced solvation methods, comparison and analysis of protein structures, file import/export, and visualization. BALL has been carefully designed to be robust, easy to use, and open to extensions. Especially its extensibility which results from an object-oriented and generic programming approach distinguishes it from other software packages.

BALL is well suited to serve as a public repository for reliable data structures and algorithms.
Based on BALL we have developed a stand-alone tool for molecular visualization, BALLView.

BALLView makes the broad functionality available through an integrated user-friendly GUI. BALLView is a free molecular modeling and molecular graphics tool. It provides fast OpenGL-based visualization of molecular structures, molecular mechanics methods (minimization, MD simulation using the AMBER and CHARMM force fields), calculation and visualization of electrostatic properties (FDPB).

an installation of Trolltech's Qt3 C++ framework (a download bookmark for an Qt3.3.5 installer for MAcOSX is provided).

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