Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 167–173 | Cite as

VEGA – An open platform to develop chemo-bio-informatics applications, using plug-in architecture and script programming

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Abstract

In this paper we present the expandability and flexibility features of the VEGA program (downloadable free of charge at http://www.ddl.unimi.it), for the development of custom applications, using it as a multipurpose graphical environment. VEGA can be customized using both plug-in architecture and script programming. The first is useful to add new features and functions, using homemade routines, written with the VEGA Plug-in Development Kit (SDK). With the second approach it is possible to design scripts in VEGA, using the REBOL language, in order to (1) add new functions or customize existing ones; (2) automate common procedures; and (3) allow network communications, by creating a bridge between VEGA and other applications (or other PCs) through the TCP/IP protocol.

molecular editor molecular visualization open application plug-in architecture script programming 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Pedretti
    • 1
  • Luigi Villa
    • 1
  • Giulio Vistoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica FarmaceuticaUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.University of MilanMilanItaly

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