If you are familiar with RasMol, and if you like the command
language and scripting,
Jmol open-source freeware
uses a superset of the same command language, and comes in packages
that don't require learning the command language (see above).
The Jmol stand-alone application and applet
work on Windows/Mac/linux, and have advanced capablities
such as loading multiple molecules with independent movement,
surfaces and molecular orbitals, cavity visualization,
translucency, high-quality rendering ("set antialiasdisplay on"),
biological units and crystal symmetry, arbitrary objects such as
arrows and planes, true slabbing with slab rotation, and multiple
For those who wish to use RasMol,
the current version of RasMol and its reference manual are available
Below are links to RasMol Classic resources that
were developed in 1995-2000, and have not been updated!.
Most of the tutorials, explanations, introductions,
documentation, history, snapshots, exclusive PDB files, and FAQ
linked below are not available elsewhere, so they remain
available here, despite being somewhat out of date for RasMol
versions later than 2.6.
Can't find what you want? Try SEARCHING this site.
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This site is the creation of
Eric Martz. Send comments to
Site initiated November 1995.
NSF support began February 1997.
Assistance in site updating and improvement by Srinivas Turaga (10/98-5/99).
Name of site changed from RasMol Home Page to RasMol Classic Site,
and revisions to this page, July 12, 2008.
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