A Client-side Approach towards Platform Independent Molecular Visualization over the World Wide Web
A web-based, entirely platform independent Molecular Visualization System has been developed using state of the art Internet programming techniques. This system offers the visualization of various molecular models, molecular surfaces and molecular properties which can be displayed at the same time. The system itself has been developed using the Java programming language, which allows flexible and platform independent use, perfect integration with the World Wide Web and due to its object-oriented structure easy extension and maintenance. All necessary calculations, e.g. the calculation of a Richards’ Contact Surface or an Isosurface, take place on the client’s side exploiting the computational power of modern desktop workstations and personal computers.
KeywordsWorld Wide Protein Data Bank Molecular Surface Java Programming Language Protein Data Bank File
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