One of the strenghts of
CACTVS is that most of the tools
are implemented as scripts running on a small number
of standard server programs.
Typically, new features are added to the tools by
updating the scripts. An update of these server programs
is necessary only infrequently, if bugs in the server
code have been detected or new commands for scripts
have been added to the Tcl interpreter and are used
by a new generation of application scripts.
Below is a list of CACTVS scripts which can be
loaded from our server. Normally it will appear
as plain ASCII text in the browser window and you can save it
after inspection as text in your script directory.
You can also directly
start a server program with a script from this
page if you add the line
application/x-cactvsscript; tkdbserver -f %s
in the .mailcap file and
in the .mime.types file. Both files
are located in your home directory, or your sysadmin
might add these lines to the global configuration files.
Note however that direct execution of the scripts
requires a perhaps unearned trust in our site.
The tk script can theoretically contain commands to trash your disk
or perform other nefarious operations, and you might not even
notice, or notice when its too late. So, while direct
script execution is certainly convenient, you should
consider very carefully if you want to face the risks. We
certainly are very careful which scripts to put on the server, but
we cannot offer 100% protection - even our site might be hacked.
Distributed Script Versions
The current CACTVS tool distribution is release 1.6.6.
It contains the following script versions:
|csbr||2.26||2D structure browser
|csimg||1.7||Chemistry GIF image viewer and generator
|cssharc||2.7||SHARC ab initio archive access client
|cswa||1.4||Chemical WWW access tool
|csws||2.3||Chemical structure WWW search client
|csxy||1.4||X/Y plotter for chemical properties
Current Script Versions
These are the most up-to-date script versions still
compatible with the distributed server executables:
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