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Open Babel is a project designed to pick up where Babel left off, as a cross-platform program and library designed to interconvert between many file formats used in molecular modeling, computational chemistry, and many related areas.
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Open Babel is a community-driven scientific project assisting both users and developers as a cross-platform program and library designed to support molecular modeling, chemistry, and many related areas, including interconversion of file formats and data.
  
 
This [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wiki] can be edited by any contributor who [[Special:Userlogin&type=signup|creates an account]] and [[Special:Userlogin|logs in]] to ensure proper attributions and citation. It currently includes {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles that we're working on, including [[Guides|user tutorials]], [[:Category:Developer|developer guides]] to Open Babel, [[Releases|release notes]], [[:Category:Reference|cheminformatics references]] and more.
 
This [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wiki] can be edited by any contributor who [[Special:Userlogin&type=signup|creates an account]] and [[Special:Userlogin|logs in]] to ensure proper attributions and citation. It currently includes {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles that we're working on, including [[Guides|user tutorials]], [[:Category:Developer|developer guides]] to Open Babel, [[Releases|release notes]], [[:Category:Reference|cheminformatics references]] and more.
  
We're just getting started--there's still plenty to do!
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We're just getting started. You can help too--there's still plenty to do!
  
 
Suggestions, comments? Contact the [mailto:[email protected] openbabel-discuss mailing list].
 
Suggestions, comments? Contact the [mailto:[email protected] openbabel-discuss mailing list].
  
 
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<h3 style="background:#FFC435;margin:-2px;padding:4px;"> ''Features''  
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* '''2006-05-03 12:12''' [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=566327 Subversion Repository Active]
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* '''2006-04-17 10:52''' [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=563246 Open Babel 2.0.1 Released]
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* '''2005-11-29 09:43''' [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=514656 Open Babel 2.0.0 Released]
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[http://sourceforge.net/news/?group_id=40728 News Archive &raquo;]
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* A huge variety of common chemical file formats, including [[MDL Molfile | SDF/MOL]], [[Sybyl mol2]], [[PDB]], [[SMILES]], [[XYZ (format) | XYZ]], [[CML]]... ([[babel|details]])
 
* A huge variety of common chemical file formats, including [[MDL Molfile | SDF/MOL]], [[Sybyl mol2]], [[PDB]], [[SMILES]], [[XYZ (format) | XYZ]], [[CML]]... ([[babel|details]])
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* Open-source/Free Software under the [[Open_Babel:Copyrights|GNU General Public License]]
 
* Open-source/Free Software under the [[Open_Babel:Copyrights|GNU General Public License]]
 
* Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, SGI, Solaris, Dreamcast...)
 
* Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, SGI, Solaris, Dreamcast...)
* [[Roadmap|More to come]]...
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* [[How to Contribute|More to come]]...
 
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<h3 style="background:#FFC435;margin:-2px;padding:4px;"> ''Currently does NOT (yet)''  
 
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* Handle a variety of important [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=447448&group_id=40728&func=browse file formats].
 
* Handle a variety of important [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=447448&group_id=40728&func=browse file formats].
 
* Make coffee.</div>
 
* Make coffee.</div>
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<h3 style="background:#FFC435;margin:-2px;padding:4px;"> ''Heredity''  
 
<h3 style="background:#FFC435;margin:-2px;padding:4px;"> ''Heredity''  
 
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In the beginning there was [http://www.eyesopen.com/babel/ Babel]. And it was useful, liked by many and lived many years. And eventually there was OBabel which never saw the light of day. And OBabel lead to [http://www.eyesopen.com/products/toolkits/oelib.html OELib]. This was good and open and free. And into this day, what was OELib has become Open Babel (C++) and [http://joelib.sourceforge.net JOELib] (Java) and both will remain free and open.
 
In the beginning there was [http://www.eyesopen.com/babel/ Babel]. And it was useful, liked by many and lived many years. And eventually there was OBabel which never saw the light of day. And OBabel lead to [http://www.eyesopen.com/products/toolkits/oelib.html OELib]. This was good and open and free. And into this day, what was OELib has become Open Babel (C++) and [http://joelib.sourceforge.net JOELib] (Java) and both will remain free and open.
  
So maybe it's not an epic story. But it's a continuing one. Many thanks to many previous [[THANKS|contributors]]! and please feel free to contribute to its future development.
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So maybe it's not an epic story. But it's a continuing one. Open Babel is a commnunity effort -- many thanks to many previous [[THANKS|contributors]]!
 
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Revision as of 09:24, 6 May 2006

Open Babel is a community-driven scientific project assisting both users and developers as a cross-platform program and library designed to support molecular modeling, chemistry, and many related areas, including interconversion of file formats and data.

This wiki can be edited by any contributor who creates an account and logs in to ensure proper attributions and citation. It currently includes 251 articles that we're working on, including user tutorials, developer guides to Open Babel, release notes, cheminformatics references and more.

We're just getting started. You can help too--there's still plenty to do!

Suggestions, comments? Contact the openbabel-discuss mailing list.

News

Features

Currently does NOT (yet)

  • Generate coordinates for SMILES strings. (i.e., all coordinates will be zero when converting from a SMILES string or other "0D format".)
  • Handle 2D→3D conversion (and coordinate generation).
  • Offer all features of SMARTS
  • Function completely bug-free.
  • Handle a variety of important file formats.
  • Make coffee.

Heredity

In the beginning there was Babel. And it was useful, liked by many and lived many years. And eventually there was OBabel which never saw the light of day. And OBabel lead to OELib. This was good and open and free. And into this day, what was OELib has become Open Babel (C++) and JOELib (Java) and both will remain free and open.

So maybe it's not an epic story. But it's a continuing one. Open Babel is a commnunity effort -- many thanks to many previous contributors!

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