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 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...
Bist project 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 too.
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.
Here are some key features of "Bist":
· Input in native and more than 20 different formats(CML, XYZ, mol etc.) ;
· export in SVG, PostScript, FIG and PNG format via plotutils;
· simple template system;
· support for i18n;
· plug-in system;
· translation, scaling, flipping, 3D and 2D rotation;
· unlimited undo level;
· parsing of linear fragments (i.e. -CH2CH(C=OOH)2).
· g++ 3.3
· fltk=1.1.5 &&