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Jmol is an open-source Java viewer for three-dimensional chemical structures, with features for chemicals, crystals, materials and biomolecules. Features include reading a variety of file types and output from quantum chemistry programs, and animation of multi-frame files and computed normal modes from quantum programs.

New! JSmol, a fully functional HTML5-only non-Java implementation of Jmol, is now available. Performance is slower than Java, but amazingly fast for JavaScript. Surfaces, translucency, file reading (including PyMOL session files), file writing (including JPG, PNG, PNGJ (PNG+ZIP), and ZIP formats), full Jmol scripting, and language localization in 40+ languages. This implementation runs in all tested current-release browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Opera, MSIE(9+), and Safari on Apple MacOS and iOS (iPad and iPhone). Initial download footprint is 2 MB (uncompressed) or 0.5 MB (gzipped). See the JSmol page for more details.

The recommended way to cite Jmol is:

Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D. http://www.jmol.org/
JSmol: an open-source HTML5 viewer for chemical structures in 3D. http://www.jmol.org/

Remember to always use uppercase 'J', uppercase 'S', lowercase 'mol' (explanation).

If you prefer, a list of articles that describe Jmol can be found in the Jmol Literature section.

This is the homepage for the Jmol Community Wiki. Here the community of users can discuss everything that has to do with Jmol and JSmol. You are welcome to browse around and to add new pages, extra information, comments, questions, links to useful examples of Jmol use or Jmol scripting, or whatever else you think is relevant.

More official, general and static information about Jmol is available in the Jmol web site.


Pages on this Wiki

About Jmol and JSmol
Jmol/JSmol Community
Jmol/JSmol Applications
Installing Jmol / JSmol
Running Jmol / JSmol
Jmol / JSmol Tutorials
Jmol/JSmol Development
Jmol + JSmol Documentation