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Raccoon2: A GUI facilitating virtual screenings with Autodock and Autodock Vina

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In the previous article, a new plugin called ‘Raccoon’ was mentioned, which helps in preparing virtual screening using Autodock. It provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) where you can easily load the ligand and protein files in Autodock and perform virtual screening. An advanced version of Raccoon called, ‘Raccoon2’ has been introduced by Forli et al., (2016) [1] as GUI to prepare and analyze Autodock and Autodock Vina virtual screenings. Continue reading “Raccoon2: A GUI facilitating virtual screenings with Autodock and Autodock Vina” »

How to install Raccoon plugin on Ubuntu for virtual screening using Autodock?

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As mentioned in our previous articles, Autodock Vina [1] is a very useful bioinformatics tool for molecular docking and provides various options for site-specific docking and blind docking. But it seemed to be difficult to perform virtual screening using Autodock. Recently, Autodock has developed a plugin known as ‘Raccoon’ [2], which serves for this purpose. Continue reading “How to install Raccoon plugin on Ubuntu for virtual screening using Autodock?” »

Linux ‘sed’ command in Perl programming

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When it comes to handling large data files to process, it becomes very difficult to write programs for the beginners, especially when you have to execute another script within one. For this purpose, the Linux operating system offers several advantages for bioinformatics programming such as ‘awk’ and ‘sed’ one-liners, they prove to be of great help! Continue reading “Linux ‘sed’ command in Perl programming” »

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