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CoSyM - Continuous Symmetry Measures

CoSyM - Continuous Symmetry Measures

The Website provides tools for calculating continuous symmetry measures online for any molecule given in pdb format, and uses Jmol for three-dimensional visualization. A number, on a scale from zero to 100, describes the distance of a given structure from perfect symmetry; or how much chirality it contains; or to what extent it resembles a polyhedron. The approach to all of these questions is based on the same general principle. That general principle is translated into a computational method for measuring the degree of symmetry point groups, from which several additional specific important measures are derived: Measuring the degree of the basic symmetry elements; Measuring the degree of polyhedral shape content; Measuring the degree of chirality. This website can be used by both... Show More
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