== What is XDS, and how to obtain it? ==
XDS is a program package written for the "reduction" of 2-dimensional data images ("frames") obtained from crystals irradiated with monochromatic X-rays. The package mainly consists of the programs [[XDS]] (which processes a single dataset), [[XSCALE]] (for scaling of several datasets) , [[XDSCONV]] (for conversion of output file to other formats) and [[
VIEW]] (for visualizing).
The author of the program package is Wolfgang Kabsch (Wolfgang dot Kabsch at mpimf-heidelberg dot mpg dot de).
The program is free for academic use, and can be downloaded from http://
www.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de /~kabsch/xds/html_doc/downloading.html (if the download from that site fails, there's a copy at ftp://turn5.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/xds ).
Documentation is at http://
www.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/~ kabsch/ xds .
Since version 30-Jan-2009, the format of the control images written by [[XDS]] (and [[XSCALE]]) [http://www.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/~kabsch/xds/html_doc/Release_Notes.html changed]. An open-source viewer [[XDS-Viewer]] is [http://xds-viewer.sourceforge.net available]. Latest versions of [[Adxv]] can also visualize XDS output files.
There is another program available, which serves to produce additional output of tables and plots. This is not part of the official XDS package; its name is [[XDSSTAT]] (written and distributed by Kay Diederichs).
A graphical interface (beta) to XDS is available, that allows processing of multiple datasets with minimum user effort. It is called XDSi and you can download it here: [[XDSi]]
== Links to XDS papers by Wolfgang Kabsch ==
== Contributing to the Wiki ==
* The MediaWiki software used here works in the same way as the well-known Wikipedia. This means that anyone can read articles, but for editing existing pages, and creating new ones (this happens automatically when you click on a [[red link]]), you need a [[Creating an account|userid and password]].
* Short introduction to [[creating an article]]
* [[Topics]] as an attempt to provide a hierarchy of pages
* new articles: [[
adxv]], [[ SIM_MX]], [[ FAQ ]]
== See also ==
smb. slac. stanford. edu / facilities/ software/ xds/ A Quick XDS Tutorial for SSRL ]