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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.
 
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.
  
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]], and more.
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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.
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We're just getting started--there's still plenty to do!
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Suggestions, comments? Contact the [mailto:[email protected] openbabel-discuss mailing list].
  
 
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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.
 
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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<h3 style="background:#FFC435;margin:-2px;padding:4px;"> ''What else?''
 
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*We're just getting started--there's still plenty to do.
 
*Suggestions, comments? Contact the [mailto:[email protected] openbabel-discuss mailing list].
 
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Revision as of 07:27, 17 April 2006

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.

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--there's still plenty to do!

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

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. Many thanks to many previous contributors! and please feel free to contribute to its future development.