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       bist - a chemical drawing tool.


        bist [-c --convert-to | -f --input-file | -h --help | -v --version]


       Bist   stands   for  bidimensional   structures  (in italian  it sounds
       like "beast"  in english) and  is  a  chemical   drawing  tool.  It  is
       focused  on  organic  chemistry  but  may   it  may  be useful also for
       chemists or teacher as well.

       Bist  support  many  of  the  formalism  used  to  describe   molecoles
       structures  like  single   bond,  double  bond,  stereospecific   bond,
       charges, resonance arrows, lone pairs etc...

       It  can export  both  postscript  and   png   (poor  drawing   at  this
       time) formats.

       This  version is now integrated with openbabel API so virtually all the
       formats  this library can  accept should be  a valid  input   for  bist

       Currently   portability  is   not my  goal  so only  GNU/Linux platform
       is supported. However any  effort in this direction is  appreciated  so
       feel  free  to ask me about any  porting question. Please remember that
       bist is actually in a beta stage of development so i  strongly  suggest
       you  to  not using it  except for testing or  hacking purpose. Bist  is
       free software released under GNU GPL


       -c --convert-to format
              Convert to "format" (currently  postscript, svg, fig);

       -f --input-file file
              File to convert (wildcard allowed but please escape it);

       -h --help
              Print usage information;

       -v --version
              Print information and exit.


       Please send bug reporting to:




       Bist is written by Valerio benfante.

       The logo has been  designed by Luisa Russo.

       We always need help (traslation, code improvement etc...)  please write
       to to contribute to this project.


       Copyright (C)  2005 Valerio  Benfante.

       This  is  free software; see  the source for copying conditions.  There
       is NO warranty;  not  even  for   MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR   A

       The logo is copyright 2005 Luisa Russo and is released under GNU GPL

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