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Applescript tutorial 8

Rich Apodaca has been discussing embedding molecular information in images of molecules, such as a PNG file depicting a 2D structure. As we move to a more web-centric view of the world it is apparent that much of research information will be only available via the web, whilst images of chemical structures are usually adequate for a human viewer the chemical structure cannot be indexed and subsequently searched. In a subsequent article Rich showed a method of extracting the information as text. In Applescript tutorial 8 I'm going to show how to use applescript to extract the information from the PNG file and then display the structure in a couple of chemical display packages in an editable form.
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