• RE: converting a directory of mol2 files to cif files

    Hi Andy


    The script works as a charm,

    There might be a small annoyance in the conversion from mol2 to cif though,

    I'm currently processing the converted cif files with platon and several fail to process as some "zero" coordinates

    (zero in both the original cif, as exported from the csd AND zero in the mol2 file, as exported from the csd)

    are converted into numbers in scientific E notation eg. refcode DAVKAO gets the following coordinates

    Zn1 Zn -1.06457e-16 0.954369 0.635158
    N1 N 0.133599 0.908702 0.555098
    N2 N 0.250696 0.858901 0.398095
    O1 O -1.1556e-16 0.949398 0.860605
    O2 O -1.25329e-16 0.930802 1.1288
    O3 O 0.0937993 0.841899 0.9702
    S1 S -1.15442e-16 0.88749 0.980199
    C1 C 0.215498 0.878998 0.640503

    I guess the cif format accepts scientific E notation, but it would be more elegant to round the numbers to zero



    (not sure neither if this is the proper place to post this comment)


    Anyway, many thanks



  • converting a directory of mol2 files to cif files


    I'm quite new to python (no experience whatsoever) and I need some help to convert a folder of mol2 files to cif files

    With part of the  " send_mol2_to_notepad+.py   "  script (copied from elsewhere on this forum, see below) I can do this from within mercury, but only one file at a time


    I would like to either select a bunch of structure files in mercury and apply the script to all of them

    or use the command line to run a script that takes a supplied folder as input


    any help is much appreceated




    # This script can be used for any purpose without limitation subject to the
    # conditions at http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/Community/Pages/Licences/v2.aspx
    # This permission notice and the following statement of attribution must be
    # included in all copies or substantial portions of this script.
    # 2014-06-05: created by P. A. Wood, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
    # 2015-07-01: updated by M Towler, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
    # 2015-07-17: made available by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

        send_mol2_to_notepad+.py - Example script to illustrate how to output a structure file to a 3rd party program
        Currently notepad++, this could also be used for a 3rd party chemical editing application.  It can also be
        trivially changed to write CIF or other formats instead of Mol2

    import os
    import subprocess
    import ccdc.io
    from mercury_interface import MercuryInterface

    if __name__ == '__main__':
        # Extract information from system arguments
        helper = MercuryInterface()
        entry_id = helper.identifier
        html_file = helper.output_html_file

        # Extract output directory from input html_file string
        output_dir = os.path.dirname(html_file)

        # Read crystal relating to entry_id from any supported file format
        crystal = helper.current_entry.crystal

        # Write out crystal to structure file in output directory
        # N.B. You can change the format of output file with the extension!
        # crystal_file = os.path.join(output_dir, '%s.mol2' % entry_id)
        crystal_file = os.path.join(output_dir, '%s.cif' % entry_id)
        with ccdc.io.CrystalWriter(crystal_file) as filehandle: