[Chimera-users] SDF format

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 12 11:17:45 PST 2006

On Dec 12, 2006, at 5:57 AM, Randy Heiland wrote:

> Just wanted to ask about Chimera's support for reading in SDF  
> formatted
> files, e.g. from PubChem.  It seems not to be one of the supported  
> formats.
> Obviously we can use a converter to get pdb format, but thought I'd  
> ask the
> experts.

As per Elaine's mail, SDF does seem to be frequently used for 2D  
diagrams rather than true 3D positions, so maybe reading SDF wouldn't  
be all that useful.  Nonetheless, if you actually some 3D SDF files,  
the format is simple enough that adding it wouldn't be terribly  
difficult.  It would probably take me an hour if you provided some  
example files.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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