== Some Page Reorganization to make it less hierarchical is UnderWay - Please Excuse us ==
This [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/main.html CCP4] user community wiki ("CCP4 wiki" in short) is meant to be a collection of crystallographic knowledge as discussed on the [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/ccp4bb.php CCP4 mailing list] (CCP4BB), and elsewhere. It may contain information about anything relevant to protein crystallographers, whether methods-related ("what is the best program for purpose X?"), problem-oriented ("my crystals melt if I look at them"), or concerning hardware ("what is your opinion on robot X / computer Y?"). The general [[Topics]] include articles about [[Topics#Expression_and_Purification| protein expression and purification]], [[Topics#Crystals| crystal growth, handing and data collection]],[[Topics#Crystallography| crystallographic theory and practice]], and crystal structure related [[Topics#Bioinformatics|bioinformatics]] and [[Topics|computer hardware issues]]. There are also announcements for [[Positions|open positions]] and [[Courses and Conferences|courses and conferences]]. The intention is that the wiki reflect the breadth of topics on CCP4BB, which will make it a useful resource e.g. for "frequently asked questions", offloading some of the question/answer traffic on CCP4BB to a more permanent mode of storage. Many interesting questions are currently being answered on CCP4BB, but the answers are not easily accessible for others after some time. A wiki has the additional advantage that mathematical formulas and images may be presented nicely.
== News ==
*Feb 13, 2008: I've created a search plugin for the wiki that will add a search to the drop- down list of search engines in the top- right corner of Firefox ( versions >= 2. 0 only) (or even, I believe, IE7 if anyone is using it). It can be found here: [http://tinyurl. com/2v9oyo CCP4 wiki search plugin]. [[User:Rogerdodd|Rogerdodd]] 13:59, 13 February 2008 (CET)
*Feb 10, 2008: The [[COOT]] wiki [http:// xanana. ucsc. edu/~wgscott/xtal/wiki/ index. php/Coot was moved from its old home] to this wiki. Thanks a lot, Bill!
== What is CCP4? ==
[[CCP4]] is a crystallographic program system, and can be downloaded from [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/download.php].
It is free for academic use; the license is at [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/ccp4license.php].
Documentation is at [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/docs.php], and a mailing list (CCP4BB) is at [http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/ccp4bb.php].
== How to use this wiki ==
* you may read the existing articles with a web browser (does not require an account).
* you are invited to contribute to CCP4 wiki, by creating new articles, and by adding information to, or correcting existing articles.
To do this, please [[create an account]].
A number of experienced crystallographers, who are also contributors to CCP4BB, have agreed to take a role as editors. This wiki is under the same [[Copyright]] (termed "GNU Free Documentation License") as [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], so any information in it may be transferred to other wikis subject to the [[Copyright]].
== Getting started ==