Concurrent interactive visualization and handling of molecular structures over the Internet in web browsers

by   Luciano A. Abriata, et al.

This preprint presents a web app (essentially a web page-based program) with which two or more users (peers) can view and handle 3D molecular structures in a concurrent, interactive way through their web browsers. This means they can share orientation and zoom, commands and other operations in almost real time over the Internet, with the comfort of standard web pages. This web app, open source and built with the open source components JSmol and Peer.js, provides by itself a practical tool for online collaboration and teaching at a distance. More broadly, it illustrates the strong integrability of libraries and technologies for client-side web programming, and opens the way for similar web apps for concurrent work in other disciplines. The web app is available at:



There are no comments yet.


page 1

page 2


DroidMeter: A Measurement Tool to Study Embedded Web Pages

Traditional Web browsing involves typing a URL on a browser and loading ...

OpenMX Viewer: A web-based crystalline and molecular graphical user interface program

The OpenMX Viewer (Open source package for Material eXplorer Viewer) is ...

Towards Commodity, Web-Based Augmented Reality Applications for Research and Education in Chemistry and Structural Biology

This article reports proof-of-concept web apps that use commodity open-s...

NASA-TLX Web App: An Online Tool to Analyse Subjective Workload

NASA Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) is a widely used assessment technique to...

Merly.jl: Web Framework in Julia

Merly.jl is a package for creating web applications in Julia. It present...

Six Years of Shiny in Research – Collaborative Development of Web Tools in R

The use of Shiny in research publications is investigated. From the appe...

Design Decisions for Weave: A Real-Time Web-based Collaborative Visualization Framework

There are many web-based visualization systems available to date, each h...
This week in AI

Get the week's most popular data science and artificial intelligence research sent straight to your inbox every Saturday.