Computational Structural Biology Toolbox
CSB is a python library and application framework, which can be used to solve problems in the field of structural bioinformatics. If you are a bioinformatician, software engineer or a researcher working in this field, chances are you may find something useful here. Our package consists of a few major components:
- Core class library - object-oriented, granular, with an emphasis on design and clean interfaces.
- Application framework - console applications ("protocols"), which consume objects from the core library in order to build something executable (and hopefully useful).
- Test framework - ensures that the library actually works.
CSB is being developed on Linux with Python 2.7 and 3.6. However, compatibility is a design goal and the package works on any platform, on any modern Python interpreter since version 2.6 (that includes python 3 support out of the box). If you find any issues on a platform/interpreter different from our development environment, please let us know.
CSB and all of its dependencies can be installed with pip:
$ pip install csb
See http://csb-toolbox.github.io/installation for more details.
Running CSB Applications
CSB is bundled with a number of executable console csb.apps. Each app provides a standard command line interface. To run any app, try:
$ csb-app --help
where csb-app is the name of the application, such as
For more details on our app framework, including guidelines for writing new
applications, please refer to the API documentation, package "csb.apps".
The project's web site at GitHub contains online documentation and samples. Visit us at:
Detailed API documentation can be found in the "docs/api" directory in the distribution package (docs/api/index.html). This documentaiton is also hosted on our web site:
Many packages contain introductory module level documentation and samples/tutorials. These are also available in the HTML docs, but a quick way to access them is by using the built-in python help system. For example, for a general introduction see the module documentation of the root package:
$ python -c "import csb; help(csb)"
If you are interested in a specific package, such as cs.bio.sequence, try:
$ python -c "import csb.bio.sequence; help(csb.bio.sequence)"
CSB is developed by Michael Habeck's Computational Structural Biology research group.
For complete source code, contributions, support or bug reports please visit us on GitHub:
CSB is open source and distributed under OSI-approved MIT license.
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