We have previously provided an article on the installation of the Raccoon2 plugin on Ubuntu. In this article, we are going to install Raccoon2  on Windows.
Download the Raccoon2 plugin from here. You can either download the zip file or the executable setup file. We are downloading the zip file.
After downloading finishes, extract the zip file. It will create a folder namely, ‘mgltools_win32_1.5.7rc1′.
Inside the new folder (mgltools_win32_1.5.7rc1), you will find several sub-folders. One of them is ‘CADD’. Move inside CADD –> Raccoon2 –> gui.
Inside the gui folder, you will find a script namely, ‘Raccoon2gui.py‘. Run this script in command prompt, it will open GUI of Raccoon2 where you can easily perform virtual screening using Autodock Vina. You may encounter some errors while running this script due to the Python version difference. You can update this script to the latest version of Python. Later, it should run fine.
- Forli, S., Huey, R., Pique, M. E., Sanner, M. F., Goodsell, D. S., & Olson, A. J. (2016). Computational protein-ligand docking and virtual drug screening with the AutoDock suite. Nature Protocols, 11(5), 905-919.
I-TASSER: Uses & Applications
I-TASSER  is another most widely used bioinformatics software. It is used for protein three-dimensional structure modeling. In this article, we are going to discuss its uses and applications in bioinformatics. (more…)