WWW Site Thanks

This page acknowledges our funding, contributors to, and the various software packages wrapped and accessed by has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories which is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

Funding for development has come from the US Department of Energy (DOE), through its LDRD and Genomes-to-Life programs. The latter effort has been funded by DOE's ASCR and BER offices as part of the US Department of Energy's Genomics:GTL program ( under the project, "Carbon Sequestration in Synechococcus Sp.: From Molecular Machines to Hierarchical Modeling".

The chief author of is Steve Plimpton who can be contacted at sjplimp at

Matt Jones, a BYU student who was a summer intern at Sandia, wrote several of the coolest tools in and about half the code in the initial version. Considering Matt didn't even know Python when he started, his contribution is a kudo to Matt's abilities and to the ease with which Python enables people to do complex stuff quickly!

These folks have contributed code for tools or scripts that are part of the distribution:

pair tool Paul Crozier (Sandia) script Paul Crozier (Sandia) script Paul Crozier (Sandia) script Paul Crozier (Sandia) script Paul Crozier (Sandia)

I also wish to thank the following individuals and their software, without which would not be very useful:

Rick Muller at Sandia for Python advice and encouragement and his Vimes (Visual Interface to Materials Simulation) package written in Python that shares a common vision with

Nathan Gray, who wrote, which showed me how to make the top-level of both simple and functional.

Mike Fletcher, the head of the PyOpenGL project, which allows to do 3d interactive OpenGL visualization.

Authors of great, freely-available software that is able to wrap and use to good effect - RasMol, Raster3d, GnuPlot.