announcement: Java mol. weight calculator

Anton Gluck gluc at midway.uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 5 19:39:49 EST 1998

Hello again,

As I have seen from the web server logs a fair number of people downloaded
my program, which is really good. However, I have not received any
feedback (with one exception - hi S.!), which is not so good. Were there
any problems? Couldn't get it to work at all? Was it complete crap? Did it
just leave you indifferent? 

I'm just trying to get a feeling of whether anybody is actually using the
program, and what those people thought of it. 

I'd appreciate any feedback,


BTW: I have added mol. weight determination for proteins and have also
redone the user interface to make it less confusing. I'll probably put
this version on the web in the near future. If there is something that
ought to be changed before I do that - let me know about it! For Mac users
there's now also a StuffIt archive on the web page. 

On Sat, 18 Jul 1998, Anton Gluck wrote:

> Hi there,
> I have been working on a molecular weight calculator, written in Java as
> a stand alone application.  I am working with a number of small RNA
> oligomers, and had grown tired of manually calculating their molecular
> weights. Because of this, my program right now works for RNA and DNA
> only, but I am planning to add proteins to the next version. That is, if
> there is a next version. That is why I am announcing my program here:
> I'd like to know whether there is a general interest in such a program,
> and therefore I'd really like to hear from you.  Will you give my first
> version a try and tell me what you think of it?  I'm just testing the
> waters here, and would appreciate any feedback.  If no one other than
> our lab is interested in such a program I won't be spending a whole lot
> of time on it any more...
> You can find the program at
> http://www-classes.cs.uchicago.edu/~gluc/MWC/MWC.html. The web page
> contains some instructions on installing and running the program.  The
> program itself contains instructions also, although its use should be
> pretty straightforward.  The program is provided as a Java archive.
> Macintosh users can download a double-click-able application in zip
> compressed format as well.  Naturally, the program will only run on
> machines that have a Java Virtual Machine installed.
> Well, I hope to hear from you.  Thanks for your attention,
> Anton

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