Re: [BioPython] 3D Structure?
Kael Fischer <kael <at> sonic.net>
2004-12-16 18:06:16 GMT
Although not part of Biopython, UCSF Chimera is another python/open GL
based structure analysis application. I use it to prepare graphics for my
lectures, do comparative modeling, surface analysis, etc. It is supposed
to be extensible, but I haven't explored that side of it.
Citation and link:
Pettersen, E.F., Goddard, T.D., Huang, C.C., Couch, G.S., Greenblatt, D.M.,
Meng, E.C., and Ferrin, T.E. "UCSF Chimera - A Visualization System for
Exploratory Research and Analysis." J. Comput. Chem. 25:1605-1612 (2004).
At 02:51 AM 12/16/2004, Andreas Klostermann wrote:
>I just started browsing around what you can do with Biopython, for some
>educational interest. I'd like to try and implement an Open GL Viewer
>for molecules in Python. In my wild days (before studying veterinary
>medicine) I acquired a solid grasp of Open Gl. In case you wonder, if
>Python is fast enough for this task. It is. Or better: it's not, but
>Open Gl does all the work with hardware acceleration, circumventing the
>speed draw-back of python.
>First task would be to obtain the structure of the molecule by linking
>3D coordinates together. I browsed in the biopython documentation, but I