[Molvis-list] Decimal point precision

Jean-Philippe Demers jean-philippe.demers at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Mar 8 08:51:12 EST 2005


Unfortunately, the PDB format only accepts real numbers of 8 digits 
before and 3 digits after the decimal point (see 
http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/docs/format/pdbguide2.2/part_62.html). The mmCif 
format seems more flexible as any float decimal can be used for 

Good luck,
Jean-Philippe Demers

Inbal Tuvi-Arad wrote:

>Hello all,
> Does anyone know how can I convert xyz files that have 5 decimal point
>precision to pdb files without loosing the precision?  All my attempts to
>use conversion programs or Website creates pdb files with only 3 decimal
>point precision.  
>Inbal Tuvi-Arad
>Dr. Inbal Tuvi-Arad
>Department of Natural Sciences
>The Open University of Israel
>108 Ravutski St., POB 808, 
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