XtalView is a complete package for solving a macromolecular crystal
structure by isomorphous replacement, including building the molecular
model. It runs on Sun, DEC, SGI, IBM and PC/Linux computers and takes full
advantage of the modern workstation environment. It has a simple but comprehensive
windows based interface. The xtalmgr, the main menu drives a suite of crystallographic
modules by click of an icon. XtalView maintains log files of the computations
done. Standard file formats are used, which facilitates communication between
XtalView and programs such as CCP4, X-PLOR, TNT, and MERLOT.
XtalView is described in the book 'Practical
Protein Crystallography' by Duncan
McRee, who also designed the program.
The CCMS distributes a on-line User Guide 4.0
and a suite of manual pages of XtalView
4.0 package in html.
If you use the programs in work you publish we ask that you reference
McRee, D.E. (1999) XtalView/Xfit - A Versatile Program
for Manipulating Atomic Coordinates and Electron Density. Journal Structural
Biology, vol. 125, pp. 156-165.
XtalView is free for non-profit use. For-profit users should contact Duncan
McRee (firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone (858) 784-9235) concerning licensing.
A binary distribution is available through the e-mail responder; source
code is available, but requires a signed license.
To receive information on obtaining XtalView software, send e-mail to:
leave the SUBJECT line blank
type ' get xtalview ' in the message
This is an automated process, and you'll receive instructions on how to
get a copy of the XtalView binaries and also a license agreement form for
the source code of XtalView by return e-mail. We ask that you return the
signed license agreement if you'd like to receive the source code of XtalView
( ~100000 lines of C and Fortran )
If you have web client that supports forms (e.g. Mosaic 2.0), you may
get the information by filling out the form below:
Request a XtalView license
Last updated: March 19, 1996