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Friday, December 17, 2010

Introducing SWIFT MODELLER: A Java Based GUI for Molecular Modelling

Dear Colleagues,
We are very happy to inform you that we have developed a new GUI for molecular modelling.Now this is online on Modeller\'s website http://salilab.org/modeller/wiki/Links with the link swift modeller. This is freely available to all.

MODELLER is command line argument based software which requires tedious formatting of inputs and writing of Python scripts which most people are not comfortable with. The visualization of output becomes cumbersome due to verbose files. This makes the whole software protocol very complex and requires extensive study of MODELLER manuals and tutorials. Here we describe SWIFT MODELLER, a GUI that automates formatting, scripting and data extraction processes and presents it in an interactive way making MODELLER much easier to use than before.

The screens in SWIFT MODELLER are designed keeping homology modeling in mind and their flow is a depiction of its steps. It eliminates the formatting of inputs, scripting processes and analysis of verbose output files through automation and makes pasting of the target sequence as the only prerequisite. It lowers the skill level required for the software through automation of many of the steps in the original software protocol, thus saving an enormous amount of time per instance and making MODELLER very easy to work with

It would be great for me if you evaluate this tool and send the feedback, so that we can further improve this GUI.
I am waiting for the suggestions, as these are very important for us.

Thanks and Regards,
URL: http://www.bitmesra.ac.in/swift-modeller/swift.htm

Contact Person: Shankaracharya, Abhinav Mathur and Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (shankaracharya@bitmesra.ac.in)