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Starting with Open Babel 2.1, an experimental Ruby interface to the Open Babel library is available.


The Ruby interface is auto-generated, including a Makefile which uses extconf.rb.

To generate the Makefile:

% ruby extconf.rb --with-openbabel-include=/usr/local/include/openbabel-2.0
% make


The Ruby interface can be run via ruby or interactive use via irb

% irb
require 'openbabel'

More Info

Rich Apodaca has blogged about the Ruby interface: