Current release - Linux for Chemistry V1

This is the first release of our massive collection of Chemistry tools, all pre-built for the Linux operating system.


If you know of any packages which we should include, please send us an email detailing the packages' functionality and the location of an ftp site where they can be found.
Ordering information : click here and then print the order form and send it to us with your payment, or download a postscript version.

Contents :

All packages must now be installed on a hard-disk prior to use. Installing the full set of LfC packages would occupy about 2 Gb.

Some packages need to install system files and we recommend that you use the 'root' account for installation, and then chown the /opt/lfc directory tree to your regular user account afterwards.

The first step of the LfC installation is to choose where you wish to load the packages and then either

- mount a partition as /opt/lfc if you will be using the entire parititon for LfC


Recommended installation procedure

Please refer to the installation manual for detailed instructions covering specific packages. This is available in a variety of formats in the 'install' directory on the cdrom, and can be downloaded in :

To preview the facilities available, start by installing the 'lfc-basic' package which contains the browsable documentation files for all packages, or simply browse them directly from the cdrom (html directory).

Although many packages CAN be manually unpacked and placed in any location (using tar directives), we recommend that you use the provided GUI program to ensure compatability with future releases of 'Linux for Chemistry'.