Journal of Chemical Software
Online ISSN : 1883-8359
Print ISSN : 0918-0761
ISSN-L : 0918-0761
Development of A File Conversion Program for Chemical Structure Data : MOLCONV
Transplantation of the MOLCONV program from PC-9801 for IBM personal computer
Ken-ichi HAYAMI
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1998 Volume 4 Issue 3 Pages 119-126

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MOLCONV [1, 2] that was a file conversion program for data formats of molecular structures in chemistry was transplanted from NEC PC-9801 for IBM PC or its compatible computers. Microsoft Visual Basic for MS-DOS sold in the USA was utilized as the compiler, because, IBM PC users were rapidly increasing with the popularity of Microsoft Windows in Japan; and this compiler was able to use a large property as Basic application until now. The Basic in USA was ordered using electronic mail and FAX, and imported. The price and the time to have Basic were a profitable deal over Japan. The main work for transplantation was replacement of functions or statements for Japanese two bytes character code with other functions or statements.

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