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EMAN is a scientific image processing suite designed mainly to perform single-particle reconstructions of individual molecules. In this method, a transmission electron microscope is used to collect images of thousands of individual molecules. A complex series of algorithms then turns the individual 2D images into a high-resolution 3D structure of the molecule. The core of EMAN is a C++ based scientific image processing library.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2003

Leaders and contributors

Steven Ludtke Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Source requirement QT (3.x)
Required to use libtiff
Source requirement GSL
Required to use qscilib (distributed with EMAN source)
Weak prerequisite Python 2.2 or later and Boost Python 2 or later (both for Python support)
Weak prerequisite Open Inventor (for Open Inventor support)
Source requirement FFTW *or* FFTWGEL
Required to use FFTW

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 May 2005.


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