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From: Markus Dittrich <markusle@g.o>
To: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-science] Re: New category proposal - sci-vis
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:37:09
In Reply to: [gentoo-science] Re: New category proposal - sci-vis by Donnie Berkholz
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On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Donnie Berkholz wrote:

> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Markus Dittrich wrote: > | Depending on the "definition" of visualisation and hence sci-vis > | this category could also include > | > | sci-chemistry/pymol > | > | and possibly > | > | sci-chemistry/molden > | > | since both visualize molecules. Particularly pymol doesn't > | seem to really fit in sci-chemistry since it is geared toward > | biomolecules and could as well be in sci-biology. The same > | will hold for vmd once I am done with the ebuild. > > Macromolecular graphics tools I really consider biochemistry, so they > can go either way. But I more often hear biochemistry elongated as > biological chemistry than chemical biology. So if forced to categorize > one or the other, I lean toward chemistry. >
Hi Donnie, That sounds absolutely fine! Personally, I find it often difficult to assign life science related tools to specific categories. The boundaries between biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or physics in the life sciences have become fairly blury to me. My point was mainly to say that once a sci-visualisation category exists, users might expect to find tools like pymol, vmd, etc. in there as opposed to sci-chemistry or sci-biology. best, Markus - -- Markus Dittrich (markusle) Gentoo Linux Developer Scientific applications -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFDipddxlRwCwb7k40RAhUrAJ4kAh9I/IEjfiHsOKCZ2kiiKDBM/gCeJGtB nV4IIJzvf5KplRk/A8qNhAw= =y/mj -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-science@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-science] Re: New category proposal - sci-vis Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>