By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Life Science Research. According to news originating from Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Xmipp is a specialized software package for image processing in electron microscopy, and that is mainly focused on 3D reconstruction of macromolecules through single-particles analysis. In this article we present Xmipp 3.0, a major release which introduces several improvements and new developments over the previous version."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Bioengineering Laboratory, "A central improvement is the concept of a project that stores the entire processing workflow from data import to final results. It is now possible to monitor, reproduce and restart all computing tasks as well as graphically explore the complete set of interrelated tasks associated to a given project. Other graphical tools have also been improved such as data visualization, particle picking and parameter 'wizards' that allow the visual selection of some key parameters. Many standard image formats are transparently supported for input/output from all programs. Additionally, results have been standardized, facilitating the interoperation between different Xmipp programs. Finally, as a result of a large code refactoring, the underlying C++ libraries are better suited for future developments and all code has been optimized."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Xmipp is an open-source package that is freely available for download from: http://xmipp.cnb.csic.es."
For more information on this research see: Xmipp 3.0: An improved software suite for image processing in electron microscopy. Journal of Structural Biology, 2013;184(2):321-328. Journal of Structural Biology can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Structural Biology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622900)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.M. de la Rosa-Trevin, Univ CEU San Pablo, Bioengn Lab, Madrid 28668, Spain. Additional authors for this research include J. Oton, R. Marabini, A. Zaldivar, J. Vargas, J.M. Carazo and C. Sorzano.
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