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Re: [SLE] Protein Folding source code
  • From: Martin Mielke <martin.mielke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 15:08:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <4098E75D.8040704@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dave Howorth wrote:

Martin Mielke wrote:

I'm looking for an OpenSource protein folding program under Linux, so I could take a look at the source code and figure out how it works...


I'd suggest that a better way into the problem is to study the research papers. The code's not likely to be particularly enlightening and even if you got to understand exactly how one group did it, that wouldn't tell you anything about how other groups do it, or which aspects of the programs are seen as cool and which as kludges.

There's a list of research groups here
<http://www.fccc.edu/research/labs/roder/folding_groups.html>
that will give you a starting point to find either literature or code.

Cheers, Dave


Hi,

let me clear things up... I look for an OpenSource tool not *only* to take a look at the code and learn. As Dave stated, there are better (and clever) ways to do it. The main reason to use OpenSource is mainly cost-related and to have a 100% GPL'ed software installed.

That GROMACS looks very nice (thanks Luca!) and I'll give it a try. Althought I'm not pretty sure whether this performs the same actions as http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/ -- BTW, that's what I meant with "protein folding".


Martin


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