The CCP4 suite: integrative software for macromolecular crystallography

The Collaborative Computational Project No. 4 (CCP4)

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Abstract / Description of output

The Collaborative Computational Project No. 4 (CCP4) is a UK-led international collective with a mission to develop, test, distribute and promote software for macromolecular crystallography. The CCP4 suite is a multiplatform collection of programs brought together by familiar execution routines, a set of common libraries and graphical interfaces. The CCP4 suite has experienced several considerable changes since its last reference article, involving new infrastructure, original programs and graphical interfaces. This article, which is intended as a general literature citation for the use of the CCP4 software suite in structure determination, will guide the reader through such transformations, offering a general overview of the new features and outlining future developments. As such, it aims to highlight the individual programs that comprise the suite and to provide the latest references to them for perusal by crystallographers around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-461
Number of pages13
JournalActa crystallographica. Section D, Structural biology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • CCP4
  • collaborative computational Project No. 4
  • crystallography software
  • macromolecular crystallography


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