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NAME

       bist - a chemical drawing tool.

SYNOPSIS

        bist [-c --convert-to | -f --input-file | -h --help | -v --version]

DESCRIPTION

       Bist   stands   for  bidimensional   structures   (in  italian  it sounds like "beast"  in
       english) and is a chemical  drawing tool. It is focused on organic chemistry but  may   it
       may be useful also for chemists or teacher as well.

       Bist  support  many  of  the  formalism  used to describe molecoles structures like single
       bond, double bond, stereospecific  bond, charges, resonance arrows, lone pairs etc...

       It  can export  both  postscript and  png  (poor drawing  at this  time) formats.

       This version is now integrated with openbabel API  so  virtually  all  the  formats   this
       library can  accept should be  a valid input  for bist too.

       Currently   portability  is   not  my   goal   so  only  GNU/Linux platform  is supported.
       However any  effort in this direction is  appreciated so feel free to  ask  me  about  any
       porting  question. Please remember that bist is actually in a beta stage of development so
       i strongly suggest you to not using it  except for testing or  hacking purpose.  Bist   is
       free software released under GNU GPL

OPTIONS

       -c --convert-to format
              Convert to "format" (currently  postscript, svg, fig);

       -f --input-file file
              File to convert (wildcard allowed but please escape it);

       -h --help
              Print usage information;

       -v --version
              Print information and exit.

BUGS

       Please send bug reporting to: cage@katamail.com

SEE ALSO

       babel(1)

AUTHORS

       Bist is written by Valerio benfante.

       The logo has been  designed by Luisa Russo.

       We   always   need   help   (traslation,   code   improvement  etc...)   please  write  to
       cage@katamail.com to contribute to this project.

COPYING

       Copyright (C)  2005 Valerio  Benfante.

       This is free software; see  the source for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty;  not
       even for  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

       The logo is copyright 2005 Luisa Russo and is released under GNU GPL

                                            12/03/2003                                    bist(1)