BioStructures provides functionality to read, write and manipulate macromolecular structures, in particular proteins. Protein Data Bank (PDB), mmCIF and MMTF format files can be read in to a hierarchical data structure. Spatial calculations and functions to access the PDB are also provided. It compares favourably in terms of performance to other PDB parsers - see some benchmarks online.
Install BioStructures from the Julia package REPL, which can be accessed by
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See the documentation for information on how to use BioStructures.
If you use BioStructures, please cite the paper:
Greener JG, Selvaraj J and Ward BJ. BioStructures.jl: read, write and manipulate macromolecular structures in Julia, Bioinformatics (2020) - link
Contributing and questions
We appreciate contributions from users including reporting bugs, fixing issues, improving performance and adding new features.
Detailed guidance for contributing to all BioJulia packages is provided at the BioJulia Contribution Documentation.