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Software to display and manipulate isolated molecules and periodic systems

"GDIS' is a GTK/OpenGL based program for displaying isolated molecules, periodic systems, and crystalline habits. It also acts as a GUI to packages such as GAMESS, GULP, and POVRay to provide energy minimizations and publication quality rendering.


User manual available in HTML format from


version 0.99 (beta)
released on 24 February 2014

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Janet Casey

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24 January 2005

Leaders and contributors

Sean Fleming Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildGTK+
Weak prerequisiteImageMagick and mpeg2encode (both for rendered animations)
Weak prerequisitePOVRay
Weak prerequisiteImageMagick (for rendering and subsequent image viewing)
Weak prerequisiteGULP (for molecule minimization)
Weak prerequisiteBabel (to load certain filetypes such as PDB)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 March 2017.


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