PiSystems

PiSystems

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    XTE
  • Total Downloads:
    1,815
  • Date Added:
    March 11, 2004
  • File Size:
    10.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Though this is a highly specialized and useful piece of software, its design and speed aren't exactly 21st century. PiSystems is designed for scientists and advanced chemistry students to help calculate the electronic spectra and colors of organic molecules. This is a large program that takes a while to download, and, once it's loaded, installation is slow. The interface, though not visually stimulating, isn't well-designed, either. During testing we noticed there is no way to scroll or zoom into displayed molecules; what's more, windows often stack up on top of each other, making it a bit of a digging exercise to find a display. Excel-like tables display most chemical data. The program toolbar offers plenty of mouse-over hints on discovering the function of each button. To draw a molecule, you must open a "molecule input" window (from the taskbar); once your sketch is done, apply the "idealize" feature. Calculations are rapid and the program allows for plenty of input or changes. The trial version allows for 20 uses, which may be of limited use for small projects.
 
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  • 3 stars

    "PISYSTEMS is easy to use but not nearly as accurate as claimed."

    May 07, 2005   |   By jmmckel

    Version: PiSystems XTE

    Pros

    Easy to use and has some clever ideas

    Cons

    The results computed can vary significantly from version to version. Many assumptions have to be made about atom centered hybridization which can have significant impact on results. Imputed solvent is not specified; this can be a source of significant uncertainty.

    I have been doing dye modeling for 25 years and have used all levels of theory from Huckel to TDDFT....

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    General
    Publisher Expertsoft
    Publisher web site http://www.expertsoft.ch
    Release Date March 11, 2004
    Date Added March 11, 2004
    Version XTE
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory Science Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 10.83MB
    File Name pisystems.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,815
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 20-use trial
    Price $396

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