Chapter 15: Crystallographic Software:
A Sustainable Resource for the Community
Stephen J. Everse & Sylvie Doublié
Virtually all software is constantly changing and evolving (and crystallographic software is no exception), which makes it nearly impossible to write a chapter that will remain current. In this chapter, we introduce CRYSTAL, a website (http://crystal.uvm.edu) where a comprehensive list of available crystallographic packages for each step of macromolecular structure determination will be maintained. Additionally, we provide links to books, journals, and a number of educational sites on crystallography. For each program/site included at CRYSTAL, a detailed description will include: the most current version, the authors, and appropriate operating systems to host the program. Links to download the programs, available tutorials, and references to cite when using the program/site are also provided.