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
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);
Print usage information;
Print information and exit.
Please send bug reporting to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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