A blog about free research software, alternative to commercial paid software.

One way to help people is to share your knowledge with those who could benefit from it. As a researcher , constant effort to solve scientific problems have exposed me to various scientific resources that can be accessed free of charge. Especially these knowledge is useful to labs and institution unable to access expensive software or novice users due to lack of expertise. In this blog, I have provided a comprehensive list of freely available softwares, alternative to commercial software. I shall share with you all that I have learned, as I make the changes or learn something new, I shall document them. Hope this blog will help those finding the way………….

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Feb 10, 2011

Molecular graphics overview

Molecular Visualization is the process of interpreting visual images of molecules. Molecular graphics refers to a technique for the visualization and manipulation of molecules on a graphical display device. Advancement in computational research has changed the way molecular structures are presented and displayed.  In this section I will discuss about various graphical visualization and manipulation tools used in chemical and biological research. 

All molecular graphics program reads a particular molecular file format and then translates these into a picture according to the representations specified. Besides moleular graphics programs can also be used to map and display molecular properties.