Provided by: drawxtl_5.5-5build1_amd64
drawxtl - display crystal structures on ordinary computer hardware
drawxtl reads a basic description of the crystal structure, which includes unit-cell parameters, space group, atomic coordinates, thermal parameters or a Fourier map, and outputs a geometry object that contains polyhedra, planes, lone-pair cones, spheres or ellipsoids, bonds, iso-surface Fourier contours and the unit-cell boundary. Four forms of graphics are produced: · an OpenGL window for immediate viewing · the Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer (POV-RAY) scene language for publication-quality drawings · the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) for dissemination across the Internet · Postscript rendering of the OpenGL window for those who want high-quality output but do not have POV-RAY installed
There are no command line options to use.
~/.drawxtlrc Per user configuration file. A short tutorial about this file and configuring drawxtl is available online at http://home.att.net/~larry.finger/drawxtl/configure.htm.
When opening a structures (.str) file, drawxtl needs write permissions in the directory the file is located in. Otherwise it will return an error ("Cannot open structures files.").
A FAQ and a manual are available online in PDF and HTML format at the DRAWxtl homepage at http://home.att.net/~larry.finger/drawxtl/.
Please cite DRAWxtl as follows: Larry W. Finger, Martin Kroeker, and Brian H. Toby, DRAWxtl, an open-source computer program to produce crystal-structure drawings, J. Applied Crystallography V40, pp. 188-192, 2007. An electronic reprint is available online at http://home.att.net/~larry.finger/drawxtl/DRAWxtl_JAC.pdf.
Larry Finger <email@example.com> Author of the program and the former version called “crystal”. Martin Kroeker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Author of the original POV and VRML modifications. Brian Toby <email@example.com> Author of the Fourier-contour code. Daniel Leidert <firstname.lastname@example.org> Manpage author for the Debian system.
Copyright © 2007-2009 Daniel Leidert This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.