of Crystallography (IUCR)
This is the home of Acta Crystallographica as well as the International
Tables of Crystallography (now A-F). There are also freely accessible
tutorials on various aspects of crystallography. You should also check
a software database for resources related to all aspects of crystallography.
A really neat molecular graphics program from my alma mater, the University
of Illinois. It's free and worth taking a look. Try displaying some
complicated molecules from the protein
database, a free database of refined crystal structures for over
19551 compounds (12/2002).
A set of graphics interfaces for XAFS (x-ray absorption spectroscopy)
analysis by Bruce
Ravel. Athena does the necessary background substraction and is
a useful tool for examining data, while Artemis is a interactive fitting
program to theoretical paths as calculated by feff
(PI J.J. Rehr). They are very pleasant to use and they both
run in Mac OS X. Athena and Artemis are both graphical front ends to
ifeffit by Matt Newville
of the University of Chicago. The XAFS community owes a debt of gratitude
for the outstanding efforts of these two.
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A searchable listing of all the latest versions of macintosh software
LaTeX on the Macintosh
A nice resource on all things TeXish for the macintosh. For scientific
word processing take a look at TeXShop
a wonderful front end for teTeX
for mac os x by Gerben Werda.
An automated installation system for about 2000 different (free) unix
packages maintained by a group of volunteers. It is hard to describe
the bredth of fink, but, for example, ghostscript (a postscript interpreter),
as well as a mac os x implementation of xfree86, a free X11 environment
that runs side by side with aqua (the spiffy new mac os x interface).
You can find all sorts of networking, graphics, even crystallography
software there (e.g. ccp4 a suite
of macrocrystallography programs).