Busting out of crystallography's Sisyphean prison: from pencil and paper to structure solving at the press of a button: past, present and future of crystallographic software development, maintenance and distribution.

  title={Busting out of crystallography's Sisyphean prison: from pencil and paper to structure solving at the press of a button: past, present and future of crystallographic software development, maintenance and distribution.},
  author={Lachlan Michael David Cranswick},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography},
  volume={64 Pt 1},
  • L. Cranswick
  • Published 2008
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography
The history of crystallographic computing and use of crystallographic software is one which traces the escape from the drudgery of manual human calculations to a world where the user delegates most of the travail to electronic computers. In practice, this involves practising crystallographers communicating their thoughts to the crystallographic program authors, in the hope that new procedures will be implemented within their software. Against this background, the development of small-molecule… Expand
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