Open Babel at NSC

Level of support

Tier 3 NSC will not be able to help you much with this program, either because we lack the in-house experience, or because it is a test installation. In general, these types of installations are untested, and will not be updated unless you send a request to NSC.

Please see the page describing our software support categories for more information.
You can also contact for further information.

Open Babel is a chemical toolbox designed to speak the many languages of chemical data. It’s an open, collaborative project allowing anyone to search, convert, analyze, or store data from molecular modeling, chemistry, solid-state materials, biochemistry, or related areas.

For more information see the Open Babel web site at

To use Open Babel load a version of the openbabel module and run “babel”

$ module load openbabel/2.3.2
$ babel

Note that some other packages (like desmond and schrodinger) may contain their own versions of babel.