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IUCr 1999 Triennial Report - Volume G. Crystallographic Information; Editors B. McMahon and S.R. Hall

Volume G was approved by the Executive Committee at the Seattle Congress as a reference handbook for crystallographic information, and specifically in its early editions as a documentation of the Crystallographic Information File (CIF) project. Chapters in the volume will document the file structure and formal grammar of CIF, the techniques and software libraries available for creating, editing and reading CIFs, and, most substantially, the definitions of public data names maintained by the IUCr. Much of the time since the Seattle Congress has been taken up with approving and maintaining dictionaries of definitions appropriate to small-molecule single-crystal structure determination, to powder diffraction studies, and to the determination and description of biological macromolecular structures. Now that these procedural developments have taken place, manuscripts are being collected from participants in the CIF project with a view to publication of Volume G in the latter part of 2000.

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