A Python platform for structural bioinformatics
Biskit is a modular, object-oriented Python library for structural bioinformatics research. It facilitates the manipulation and analysis of macromolecular structures, protein complexes, and molecular dynamics trajectories. For efficient number crunching, Biskit objects tightly integrate with numpy (Numeric Python). Biskit also offers a platform for the rapid integration of external programs and new algorithms into complex workflows. Calculations are thus often delegated to established programs like Xplor, Amber, Hex, Prosa, Fold-X, T-Coffee, Hmmer and Modeller; interfaces to further software can be added easily. Moreover, Biskit simplifies the parallelisation of calculations via PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine).