[Pipet Devel] CACTVS

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Wed Aug 11 09:36:04 EDT 1999

Some of you may have heard of CACTVS.  It is a chemoinformatics application more
than 5 years old, but it's perhaps the closest thing to Loci I have come
across.  Here is a description of CACTVS.  Funny, it could have come right off
of the Loci Web page.  Jeff


CACTVS is a distributed client/server system for the computation, management,
analysis and visualisation of chemical information of any, even dynamically and
ad-hoc defined type. 

CACTVS uses a world-wide network of databases with property descriptions,
computational modules, data analysis tools, visualization servers, data type
handlers and I/O modules to achieve unlimited extensibility of its capacities. 

The flow of computation is specified by connecting icons representing modules
onto workbenches, following the visual programming paradigm. Modules can be
obtained from the network of databases, and computations proceed locally or on
remote sites, real-time or batch-mode, with controlled access, when these
assemblies are flooded with chemical structures representing a dataset. 

The system consults its network of databases to retrieve information about the
necessary steps to obtain some kind of knowledge about a structure. You want to
know it - the system will automatically initiate the steps to get it.


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