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Structural Biology Extensible Visualization Scripting Language

Herbert J. Bernstein
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 USA
(yaya at dowling dot edu)

Paul A. Craig
Dept. of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
(pac8612 at rit dot edu)

Work supported in part by grant 1R15GM078077-01 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NGMS). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS.

Copyright © 2006 Herbert J. Bernstein and Paul A. Craig, All Rights Reserved

MEETING AT RIT 9 SEP 2006: On 9 Sep 2006, H. Bernstein, I. Awuah Asimah, G. Darakev, N. Darakev and J. Jemilawon from Dowling travelled to RIT to meet with P. Craig, B. Hanson and C. Westin to discuss work to be done in starting up the project. It was agreed to go ahead with the division of labor as proposed, with the RIT group starting by making a permissive plugin to accept scripts that might contain commands unrecognizable for pymol, logging the missed commands and recovering to the next command. The RIT group would also provide a related capability to export either a log script or a current state script which would note the input script commands that were skipped. The initial pass would use any available object-oriented language, since going from such a language to UML is fairly easy. The initial task for the Dowling group is work on a new SBEVSL dictionary defining the terms used in molecular graphics building on the existing base of the mmCIF, imgCIF and symmetry CIF dictionaries.

The target is for each group to provide something for evaluation to the other group within the next 2-3 months.

In terms of infrastructure, the RIT group was introduced to Dowling's gforge server and it was agreed to set up a videoconfercing system. N. Darakev and P. Craig would work on the initial setup.

Both groups explained the work that they do and achieved a good working rapport. It is clear that both sides bring different and complementary strengths to the project. The project seems off to a good start. -- HJB

Meeting at RIT on 9 September 2006

Updated 14 Oct 2006, yaya at dowling dot edu