Help find Carbohydrate structure database -- CarbBank?

Francis Ouellette francis at borduas.nlm.nih.gov
Sun Nov 13 11:03:29 EST 1994

matt stelzer (mstelzer at sdcc13.ucsd.edu) wrote:

> How do I find (where is) carbohydrate structure database and 3D structures
> of Carbohydrates?

> jetchison at ljcrf1.ljcrf.edu

It's available from the ncbi anonymous ftp server:

ftp ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

login as:


use your Email ddress as your password, and 
change directory (cd) to:


There you will find what you want, and I include the README
(readme27.ftp) below.



| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| francis at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov   


ReadMe27.ftp for CarbBank v. 2.7 and CCSD10
(IBM-PC-DOS, NCBI repository release, October 1994)

Please NOTE:

Old versions of the CarbBank software were removed on 11 October

The newest releases of CarbBank (version 2.7) and the CCSD
(release 11) will be posted on the NCBI system on or before 14
October 1994.

CarbBank is the database manager for the Complex Carbohydrate
Structure Database (CCSD). The CCSD contains a computer
representation of published complex carbohydrate sequences and
information about the source of the publication.

This file contains information that will enable you to determine
if CarbBank will run on your system.

This file also explains how to contact the CarbBank staff in case
you would like to obtain a printed copy of the software
instruction manual, get assistance in running the software, or
make comments about the software.

==  A. Minimum System Requirements, PC DOS version  ==

Fixed disk        with at least 0.8 Mb free for CarbBank and a
                  local or networked cd-ROM drive or fixed disk
                  with 60 Mb free for the CCSD files

DOS               MS or PC version 3.3 or higher

cd-ROM            CarbBank and CCSD are available on PC-
                  compatible cd-ROM disks

expanded RAM      will use up to 4 Mb of EMS RAM

system RAM        minimum of 420-435 Kb DOS RAM free, depending
                  on the amount of EMS available

monitor/adaptor   VGA color

config.SYS        Files=20 or greater
                  Country code = 001, for non-U.S. computers
                  Code Page = 437, for non-U.S. computers

==  B. Download and extract files ==

Use the ftp facilities to download the following files to your
computer. CarbBank can not be run from a read-only disk. You must
install files on a write-enabled fixed disk.

1. CBank27.exe    Download to your local fixed disk (i.e.,
                  C:\CarbBank). CBank27.exe is a self-extracting
                  file that contains the CarbBank program files
                  (listed below) and the program manual. Extract
                  files by running the CBank27 program.

2. CCSD10.exe     Download to local fixed disk or to network
                  fixed disk. CCSD10.exe is a self-extracting file
                  that contains the CCSD files (listed below).
                  Extract files by running the CCSD9 program.

3. Manual27.exe   Download to local fixed disk. Manual27.exe is a self-
                  extracting file that contains sections of the
                  CarbBank manual in an encapsulated PostScript
                  format, so that you can print sections of the manual.

                  Run the Manual27 program to extract enclosed
                  files. Sections of the manual, stored in files 
                  with an extension ".eps", are printed by copying 
                  each file to your PostScript printer.

4. Readme27.ftp   This file. Download to local fixed disk.

5. Read_EPS.me    Information file about the Encapsulated PostScript
                  file that contains the CarbBank and CCSD manual.

==  C. CarbBank files  ==

List of CarbBank files that should be on fixed disk when you are
done extracting files:

  CarbBank.exe    executable program file
  CarbBank.h27    help messages
  CarbBank.z27    supplementary information for CarbBank
  CarbBank.pif    Windows 3.1 pif file for CarbBank
  Carbb1.TTF      True Type, Windows 3.1 font  (see below)
  Carbb2.TTF      True Type, Windows 3.1 font  (see below)

To start the CarbBank program from the DOS prompt,
type "CarbBank" then press the Return key.

==  D. CCSD files  ==

CarbBank can access the CCSD on a local or network drive.

CCSD files that should be on the fixed disk when you are
done extracting files:

  CCSD10.C27      database file, holds variable-length records
  CCSD10.PTR      database file, holds pointers to records
  CCSD10.IDX      database Index file

==  E. True Type Font Files  ==

Carbb1.TTF and Carbb2.TTF are Windows 3.1 True Type fixed width
fonts. If you want to print CarbBank records with your Windows-
compatible word processor, use the Windows Font installer to make
these fonts available, then format CarbBank text as CarbBank

==  F. Questions? Problems?  ==

If you need help or have a comment, phone,
Fax, or EMail your request to:

  Dana Smith
  CarbBank/CCSD Manager
  University of Georgia
  114 W. Magnolia
  Suite 305
  Bellingham, WA 98225

  Phone:    206-733-7183
  Fax:      206-733-7283
  Internet: 76424.1122 at Compuserve.Com

end of ReadMe27.ftp for CarbBank v. 2.7
(IBM-PC-DOS, NCBI repository release, October 1994)

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