Mr. Stock


This is the Mr. Stock page. Here you can find the program, the manuals, and some background about the program structure.

What is Mr. Stock?

Mr. Stock is a Tcl/Tk script (program) to set up crystallization experiments of macromolecules.

What do I need to run the program?

As a Tcl script, this is the only software to run. It will run in almost every computer (Windows, Unix, Apple) whiout any modification (I hope). As I develop the program, maybe some C code will be required if the calculations get too long.

Does Mr. Stock fits my needs?

Well, a program is as powerful as the methods it uses, so mybe is better to check the next section an see if you need something of it.

What does Mr.Stock do?

Mr. Stock is designed to be used in a lab where crystallization designs are used. The staring point is a set of of stock solutions used to prepare the crystallization solutions for the (usually hanging or sitting drop) experiment. See more details in the manual section At present, the program has only 2 of the 4 planned modules:
  1. The Stock module, where the user can calculate the substance amounts to prepare the stock solutions
  2. The Solution module, where the user can calculate the stock solution amounts needed to prepare the solutions for the crystallization experiment. This can be used to prepare a single solution, as well as factorial designs.
Even if these two modules are at rpesent fuctioning, not all the possibilities are available, but they will be implented soon.

What will Mr. Stock do?

Mr. Stock is still in very heavy developemnt phase (not yet an alpha), so there are still a lot of room for improvement in the former modules, and still another two modules to come:
  1. The Score module, where the user can record the achievements of the experiment.
  2. The Analise module, where the outcome of the data can be used to calculate the factors and interactions of factors form the scored data.

Installation

Online manual

Download page


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