Subject: Re: read-sequence & ACL
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1998/12/26
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <76322t$>
rusty craine  <> wrote:
| Know of any current efforts in lisp and molecular mechanics?

Well, there's a small yet quite interesting molecular "CAD" package called
"NanoCAD", by Will Ware, that was originally written in Scheme[*]
that you might find interesting:

The screen shot at the top of that page shows most of it, except you can
also click-and-drag to move/rotate the displayed molecule. An older version
of it also comes in the "collects/mrdemo/" directory of the MrEd distribution.
I just fired up the one that came with MrEd v.51, and in about 10 minutes
built some C7H12 (a simple linear chain with two double bonds) and ran a
couple of "energy minimization" passes on it (the "Emin" button), and then
tilted it around a bit to look at it. It's pretty cute. [The "NanoCAD"
package, I mean, not my silly little molecule...]


[*] Actually, MzScheme, extended with the MrEd package which includes the C++
"WxWindows" graphics classes. but I digress... Originally in Scheme, but
re-written in Java. (*sigh*) See <URL:>.
However, the original Scheme version is still available.

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