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Chemistry Development Kit

The Chemistry Development Kit (CDK) is a library of Java classes for chemo-, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, and chemometrics. It provides important algorithms like substructure search, SMILES, Gasteiger charges, QSAR descriptor calculation, 3D structure generation, 2D layout and rendering, many IO formats, atom typing, and more.

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Recent releases

  •  22 May 2011 08:33

    Release Notes: This release fixes a few atom type perception issues.

    •  26 Jun 2007 17:22

      Release Notes: This release consists of mostly some bugfixes, but also solves a few Java 1.4.2 compile problems and adds more functionality to the SMARTS parser.

      •  23 Apr 2007 11:09

        Release Notes: This milestone release fixes a few bugs, contains code clean up for the CML reader, and has a more functional SMARTS query tool.

        •  09 Feb 2007 18:36

          Release Notes: This release is the first release candidate for CDK 1.0 and improves performance, has a more consistent API, and fixes many bugs, partly found with the increased JUnit testing.

          •  16 Jul 2006 14:34

            Release Notes: This release adds numerous new features, including use of interfaces instead of implementations, updated CMLDOM, curly arrows rendering, much improved PDB reading, Tanimoto distance measure, atomic and bond descriptors, a new interface to R, Gasteiger pi charges, an interface to BioJava, Murcko fragments, a protein pocket finder, support of OWL dictionaries, and much more.


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