[BiO BB] How to download Protein complexes from PDB ?

Mike Marchywka marchywka at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 13 15:04:09 EDT 2007

>You are right, But here also the problem is I need to either check/uncheck
>200/5800 structures. Thats quite a boring job.

This is why my answer to everything is, "download globally, select locally."
You can't make a menu based web interface which is easy for a casual user 
yet comprehensive. I can sed, grep, awk, and c++ my way out of most problems
with only a few swear words and incorrect results ( you need to calculate
and verify sanity checks at every step).
The other topic, being able to download every candidate pdb file at once, it
not a major issue as you can issue 200 serial get requests without any 
but it takes forever. With the other NCBI databases, I never even need a hit
list, just a massive hit result download, exept for the mmdb/structures 
thing AFAIK.

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