In article <3085553D.604C at usuhs.usuhs.mil>, Tibor Szentendrei
<szentendrei at usuhs.usuhs.mil> wrote:
> The LIGAND program package is available with manual at no charge
> from Dr. P.J. Munson at NIH, Bldg. 10, Room 6C101, Bethesda, MD
> 20892, USA. You have to specify which version (IBM-PC, DEC, VAX
> or Macintosh) you need, and have to sign a licence agreement.
> They normally do not distribute the source code. I do not know
> about any source on the Internet.
> Hope this helps.
>> Dr. Tibor Szentendrei, (szentendrei at usuhs.usuhs.mil)
Ligand is NOT freeware anymore. I recently sent a request to Dr. Munson's
group and received a reply from a former employee of his stating that
Ligand is now a commercial entity, of which he is the recipient of any
proceeds. It strikes me as odd that a program developed with taxpayer
funds is now being sold commercially for >$200. There are, however, older
versions of Ligand on various servers that are still avalible for use at
no charge. Unfortunately, you have to pay for the newest version.
Dept. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
(kennedym at mayo.edu) "See this quarter? It used to be a nickel!"