RasTop Alternatives

    RasTop is described as 'molecular visualization software adapted from the program RasMol, which was initially developed by Roger Sayle. RasTop is particularly adapted for educational purposes and for the rapid analysis of macromolecules at the bench'. There are nine alternatives to RasTop for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is UCSF Chimera, which is free. Other great apps like RasTop are Jmol (Free, Open Source), Rasmol (Free, Open Source), VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics (Free, Open Source) and UGENE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
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      UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data.
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      Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry. It is cross-platform, running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix systems. The JmolApplet is a web browser applet that can be integrated into web pages.
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      RasMol is a computer program written for molecular graphics visualization intended and used primarily for the depiction and exploration of biological macromolecule structures, such as those found in the Protein Data Bank.
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    1. VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.
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      UGENE is free open-source cross-platform bioinformatics software.
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      QuteMol is an open source (GPL), interactive, high quality molecular visualization system. QuteMol exploits the current GPU capabilites through OpenGL shaders to offers an array of innovative visual effects.
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      PyMOL is a powerful and comprehensive molecular visualization product for rendering and animating 3D molecular structures.
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      Space Ball is brilliant, bright game that put you into the beautiful scenery of open space. Astounding 3 -d effects, many traps and obstacles will keep you busy for hours of playing. You want to know how to play?!
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    2. QIAGEN CLC Main Workbench is ideal for DNA, RNA, & protein sequence data analysis with a wide variety of features, no advanced computer skills required! The workbench is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.
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