Molecular modelling with MacMimic

Don Gilbert Don.Gilbert at IUBio.Bio.Indiana.Edu
Tue Sep 18 16:58:26 EST 1990

In article <1990Sep17.112800.2874 at lth.se> sundinKC at dna.lth.se (Anders 
Sundin Oragnisk kemi 2) writes:
> MacMimic is an application for the display, construction and comparison of
> molecular models in full 3-D. It runs on the Macintosh II family of
> computers with a 256 colour monitor and 2 MBytes of memory.
> A demo of MacMimic version 1.0 is available via anonymous ftp from
> pollux.lu.se as macmimic_demo.sit.hqx. The demo has all functionalities

This looks like a fairly nice program.  I have just tried it with a tRNA 
molecule from the Brookhaven databank (around 1600 atoms) which it draws 
in less than 10 minutes on a slow Mac II.  In contrast, the Chem 3D 
program can't draw an 800 atom structure in 2 hours (when I gave up).    
You can now also find a copy of the demo version of this program via 
anonymous ftp to iubio.bio.indiana.edu, cd [archive.chemistry.mac], get 
macmimic-demo.hqx.   You can also find a  demo copy of ball&stick there.

I have no affiliation with Instar software, the developer of MacMimic.   I 
do hope that Bionet will allow informational messages about commercial 
software, such as the original posting.  Anders did not, in my opinion, 
cross the line from useful information into advertising.

-- Don

Don.Gilbert at iubio.bio.indiana.edu    
biology dept., indiana univ.,  bloomington, in 47405, usa  

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