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Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Oct 2009 19:43

    Release Notes: This is the first stable public release. It fixes many bugs from the previous betas. It provides a stable public API for plugins and Python scripts.

    •  02 Jun 2009 22:37

      Release Notes: This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include an improved build system that allows external plugins, an update checker to download the latest version over the net, a standard Mac "app bundle," improved protein rendering, a new peptide builder, and many, many more bugfixes and minor feature improvements.

      •  16 Feb 2009 21:08

        Release Notes: This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes, including improved surface and orbital rendering quality and performance, support for GLSL on some systems, significantly improved Python scripting, improved POV-Ray export including surfaces and orbitals, and many more bugfixes and minor feature improvements.

        •  19 May 2008 17:36

          Release Notes: Many user interface improvements and bugfixes. A fragment library for faster molecular building, an embedded Python interpreter, initial support for animations and trajectories, improved molecular mechanics, support for generating molecular orbitals from Gaussian checkpoint files, and many more small enhancements.

          •  01 Mar 2008 00:08

            Release Notes: Improvements include support for interactive display of molecular surfaces and orbitals from Gaussian "cube" files. There are enhanced rendering options. Improved tools, including automatic addition of hydrogens while building and insertion of molecule fragments. Significantly improved geometry optimization performance. Full support for MMFF94 and UFF force fields. New options for selecting chemical fragments, solvent molecules, etc. Persistent window and tool settings. A Cartesian coordinate editor. Properties editors for atoms, bonds, etc.


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