Bioclipse

Bioclipse 1.1.3

Open source visual platform for bioinformatics

If you're a bio-scientist or researcher, then this program provides an excellent platform upon which to graphically represent molecular structures. Bioclipse provides functionality for chemo and bioinformatics but can also be extended via plugins to provide added functionality for many more areas. View full description

PROS

  • Creates professional molecular structures
  • Makes presentations much easier for scientists
  • Extensive instructions

CONS

  • Doesn't perform molecular calculations

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If you're a bio-scientist or researcher, then this program provides an excellent platform upon which to graphically represent molecular structures. Bioclipse provides functionality for chemo and bioinformatics but can also be extended via plugins to provide added functionality for many more areas.

Firstly, you'll need to make sure that you've got at least Java 1.5 or newer installed as this is an open source java based platform. Once opened, you are presented with the Bioclipse Workbench view which displays molecules in 3D. Next to this you have the editor window where you can work with editing files and perform saves, copy and pastes etc. finally you have the perspective window which is a collection of views and editors such as the Chemoinformatics view which displays information related to chemoinformatics like 2D-editing, 3D-visualization etc.

For anyone involved in molecular science, this is a simple but powerful program that will make your graphical presentations look much more professional.

Bioclipse is a rich-client for chemo and bioinformatics, providing a means to integrate various open source tools available in those fields. The approaches of integration are based on the Eclipse Rich-Client-Platform include the use of common Views and Editors to process data, and the use of the extension point architecture for integration of third party libraries.

The Bioclipse project is aimed at creating a Java-based, open source, visual platform for chemo- and bioinformatics based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). Bioclipse, as any RCP application, is based on a plugin architecture that inherits basic functionality and visual interfaces from Eclipse, such as help system, software updates, preferences, cross-platform deployment etc.

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Bioclipse 1.1.3