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Final Remarks

What we are able to present in this tutorial only showcases a small part of VMD's capability. But now that you have learned the basics of VMD, you are ready to explore its many other features most suitable for your research. For this purpose there are many tutorials available that aim to offer a more focused training, either on a specific tool or on a scientific topic. You can find many useful documentations, including the comprehensive VMD User's Guide, in the VMD homepage http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/. If you have any question on using VMD, we encourage you to subscribe to the VMD mailing list http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/mailing_list/.

Citing VMD

VMD developement is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH 9P41GM104601 - Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics). Proper citation is a primary way that we demonstrate the value of VMD to the scientific community, and is essential for continued funding. We request that all published work utilizing VMD include the primary VMD citation at a minimum:

Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., ''VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics", J. Molec. Graphics, 1996, vol. 14, pp. 33-38.

Publication images rendered the built-in Tachyon renderers should also cite:

Stone, J. E., ``An Efficient Library for Parallel Ray Tracing and Animation'', Master's Thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1998.

Stone, J. E., Vandivort, K. L., Schulten, K., ``GPU-Accelerated Molecular Visualization on Petascale Supercomputing Platforms'', UltraVis'13: Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Ultrascale Visualization, pp. 6:1-6:8, 2013.

Work that uses softwares or plugins incorporated into VMD should also add the proper citations for those tools. For example, works that uses MultiSeq as introduced in Section 6 should cite:

Roberts, E., Eargle, J., Wright, D. and Luthey-Schulten Z., ''MultiSeq: Unifying sequence and structure data for evolutionary analysis", BMC Bioinformatics, 2006, 7:382.

Please see http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/allversions/cite.html for more information on how to cite VMD and its tools.

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