Drawing structures of organic molecules in (Gentoo) Linux

In gentoo portage, there are several programs to draw structures of organic molecules. The best one is gchempaint. Not in portage, but also very interesting is bkchem. A Gentoo ebuild is available, but needs to be installed from a portage overlay. To install it, just use the commands below (where I assume you have a portage overlay correctly set up in /usr/local/portage).

# mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/sci-chemistry/bkchem
# cd /usr/local/portage/sci-chemistry/bkchem
# wget http://bkchem.zirael.org/download/bkchem-0.12.5.ebuild
# ebuild bkchem-0.12.5.ebuild digest
# emerge -va bkchem

If you want to make some final adjustments to the structure of the molecule, I suggest saving the molecule as an svg image, and making the adjustments with inkscape.

BKChem website
GChemPaint website

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One Response to Drawing structures of organic molecules in (Gentoo) Linux

  1. Dawit says:

    I have a problem in xmgrace!! I want to use square roots to label my graph but I don't know how to write it in the xmgrace. Please help me with this thing. Thanks!!!

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