A short history of SHELX.

  title={A short history of SHELX.},
  author={George M Sheldrick},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography},
  volume={64 Pt 1},
  • G. Sheldrick
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry
  • Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography
An account is given of the development of the SHELX system of computer programs from SHELX-76 to the present day. In addition to identifying useful innovations that have come into general use through their implementation in SHELX, a critical analysis is presented of the less-successful features, missed opportunities and desirable improvements for future releases of the software. An attempt is made to understand how a program originally designed for photographic intensity data, punched cards and… 

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