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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.

  • International: Translations into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and others, with more languages to come.
  • Intuitive: Built to work easily for students and advanced researchers both.
  • Fast: Supports multi-threaded rendering and computation.
  • Extensible: Plugin architecture for developers, including rendering, interactive tools, commands, and Python scripts.
  • Flexible: Features include Open Babel import of chemical files, input generation for multiple computational chemistry packages, crystallography, and biomolecules.


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Download version 1.0.1 (stable)
released on 2 May 2010



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Kelly Hopkins13 September 2010
LGPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins13 September 2010
BSD 3ClauseKelly Hopkins13 September 2010
OtherKelly Hopkins13 September 2010

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Geoffrey Hutchison Maintainer
Marcus Hanwell Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 September 2010.


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