Chemical Descriptors Library: Assumptions
CDL and its documentation are designed to cover two groups of users. We assume
that people of these two groups work in one of the following areas: chemistry,
biology, bio or chem informatics, or a related area; reason for which a basic
knowledge of chemistry is assumed.
The first group
includes people that are more interested in applying CDL's tools, through the use
of CDL's executables or incorporating certain pieces of code into their project.
Also, people that wants to expose CDL's functionality to their database.
group of people is less concerned by the implementation details of the library, and
more concerned about how to quickly use it.
If you are within this group of people
we suggest you to read the examples, the executables' synopsis, and the HOWTOs.
This will give you information of the functionality provided and the way to use it.
The rest of the documentation you can use it as reference.
Just basic UNIX-type shell command line knowledge is required to use the clients executables.
The second group of people includes developers that either wants to contribute to the
development of the library (we expect this to be the largest group) or that wants
to incorporate pieces of CDL into their project and continue extending it. This group
requires knowledge on the following areas:
- Medium level knowledge of the C++ programming language, including templates,
template specialization, iterators and polymorphism.
- Data structures and algorithms.
- Generic programming.
- Basic graph theory.
- Stroustrup's C++ and
Josuttis C++ Standard Library books
- Generic Programming
- Czarnecki's book
- Data structures and algorithms
- Graph Theory
Chris K. Caldwell's tutorials
Boost graph library
Copyright © Vladimir Sykora 2006