Elves are a compact, portable, and intelligent “conversational user interface” to the most common X-ray crystallography programs like CCP4, mosflm, denzo, solve, and shelx. Elves exist as a single text file (shell script) which will run on any unix platform using nothing more than basic unix utilities like csh, awk and grep (plus the executables of the public-domain X-ray programs). Users communicate with the Elves in plain english, and the Elves will then locate, set up and run the appropriate x-ray programs.
:: MORE INFORMATION
Holton, J. M. & Alber, T. (2004)
Automated protein crystal structure determination using ELVES
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 1537–1542.