The Victor C++ library for protein representation and advanced manipulation

Layla Hirsh, Damiano Piovesan, Manuel Giollo, Carlo Ferrari, Silvio C.E. Tosatto

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Motivation: Protein sequence and structure representation and manipulation require dedicated software libraries to support methods of increasing complexity. Here, we describe the VIrtual Constrution TOol for pRoteins (Victor) C++ library, an open source platform dedicated to enabling inexperienced users to develop advanced tools and gathering contributions from the community. The provided application examples cover statistical energy potentials, profile-profile sequence alignments and ab initio loop modeling. Victor was used over the last 15 years in several publications and optimized for efficiency. It is provided as a GitHub repository with source files and unit tests, plus extensive online documentation, including a Wiki with help files and tutorials, examples and Doxygen documentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1140
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015


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