What is Olex2?
Writing meaningful documentation for a program as complex as Olex2 is very hard. Right from the start of Olex2 in 2004, we always dreamed about (and tried hard!) to produce crystallographic software that is so intuitive, that no documentation would be required. Well, some documentation will always be required, and here’s our attempt at it.
By far the best manual for Olex2 has been written and marvellously maintained by Ilia Guzei. You can download the manual here. Thank you, Ilia!
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Documentation in other Languages
Right now, all of our own documentation is in English. Over the years, many of our users have contributed a wealth of material in many languages.
As we further update this Site, Documentation in different languages is best found by searching the Web for them.
Olex2: A living project!
Since Olex2 is under constant development, it is a real challenge to keep up with a meaningful documentation of a large program like Olex2.
This is our attempt at putting everything into one place.
The documentation effort you are looking at right now is generated via GitHub – and we invite you to contribute to it.
Please get in touch if you would like to help us with it!
Descripton of all tool tabs in Olex2
Download, install and configure Olex2
Basic concepts relevant to X-ray structure determination
Common tasks and how to go about them: Use-Case scenarios.
Here are some case studies (well, one at the moment!…) – step-by-step
Atoms are not spheres! Non-Spherical Atoms in Olex2.
Tools to help you understand what is going on with your model – and where there might be problems.
Low level reference
Terms, that are frequently used and which require a definition