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Translates chemical file formats and data

Openbabel is a program and library designed to interconvert between many file formats used in molecular modeling and computational chemistry. The command-line utility that comes with OpenBabel is meant to be a replacement for the original 'babel' program, to translate between various chemical file formats. The library includes the file-translation code as well as utilities to help develop other free software chemistry software.


Developer's guide included


version 2.4.1 (developmental)
released on 10 October 2016

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Related Projects

  • BKchem


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey22 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Anthony Nicholls Contributor
Roger Sayle Contributor
Bob Tolbert Contributor
Brian Goldman Contributor
Joe Corkery Contributor
Matt Stahl Contributor
Geoff Hutchison Maintainer
Pat Walters Contributor

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2017.


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