In article <3bn8vj$g3u at mercury.interpath.net> morgan at mercury.interpath.net (Morgan Ryan) writes:
>>I just traded up my Mac to a 6100 PowerPC. Nice! But suddenly I have only
>one working molecular graphics program, RasMol, which has a native PPC
>version. MolView and MacMolecule are amazingly slow in emulation on the
>PPC (The PPC has its own math coprocessor, but it doesn't coprocess when
>emulating 68k...even speedy little MacMolecule takes minutes to come up).
> Do I have any other options? Has anyone ported MolScript to PPC?
>Are there any other programs available that I don't know about? (I've
>read the faq's and gone to NIH etc. I'm wondering if there is something
>newer around that hasn't been inserted in the usual online guides.)
> Also, is there a freeware modeller in existence that works like
>Ball-and-Stick? I'm just a hobbyist--can't afford lots of money for
>molecular software. What do people put on the well-equipped freeware Mac
>molecular graphics machine besides RasMol, MolView, MacMolecule and
>MacBabel? Anything? Thanks. Morgan Ryan / morgan at mercury.interpath.net
I have almost the exact same question, and a flyer on a new product.
Has anyone gotten anything from the Molecular Applications Group?
They list packages called Look (proteins), SegMod (homology), and
MacImdad. The MacImdad product looks interesting. It claims to have
a compressed PDB database that can be searched to pull up structures.
It is also available on PowerPC and other Mac systems. They offer a
free demo disk that I have asked for. The ad reads "Display - Analyze
- Print" so I guess it is in the RasMol field of applications. I
would like to hear how this product compares to anything else on the
I have the following contact information on the flyer:
Molecular Applications Group
445 Sherman Avenue, Suite T
Palo Alto, Ca 94306
toll free: 1-800-229-7382 (USA only)
email: info at mag.com
disclaimer: I have no affiliation with MAG or knowledge of the product.
I am simply looking for unbiased 3rd party opinions.
diachun at arris.com