[texhax] LaTeX for molecular biology (was Re: MiKTeX)

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Tue Aug 29 22:36:50 CEST 2017


> Do you have any scripts for generating latex to visualize
> riboswitches from a base sequence lol?

I know what a riboswitch is but I don't know how you mean you want to
visualize them.  There are programs for drawing RNA structures out
there ...  Bruce Shapiro could help you with that:

> Obviously that may be a bit much but I was curious if there are
> decent script libraries for making chem and bioinformatics things in
> latex that may not be well known. Even clever things with clustalw
> output or alignment results.

There is a LaTeX chemistry package available though some time ago I
found it awkward and limited.


Generally I write programs that generate PostScript and use that
output in figures.

> Personally I have found that those simple scripts or vim macros can
> be a big help for even many  things.

Yes, but generally I write them myself.  You might like to look at my



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