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Molecular visualisation software

Instructions for users: 

It should be on the PATH so just type xcrysden.

If you can't find it, load the module for xcrysden.

Licence Details: 

GPL, but the author says:

  Whenever graphics generated by XCrySDen are used in scientific  publications, it shall be greatly appreciated to include an explicit  reference. The preferred form is the following:   [ref] A. Kokalj, Comp. Mater. Sci., 2003, Vol. 28, p. 155. Code available  from  

Mainly online at

Admin notes: 

Part of the distro on Ubuntu 14.04.

For 12.04 and below: I installed the binary 'semishared' package from the home page in an attempt to avoid having to recompile this for every new image. Its version number is 1.5.17 although when it loads it claims to be version 1.6.

To test it try a few of the molecules off the File>Examples menu.

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