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Archived Comments for: ROTAS: a rotamer-dependent, atomic statistical potential for assessment and prediction of protein structures

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  1. Unstated library requirements for software

    B Ochoa Montano, University of Cambridge

    14 August 2015

    Running the provided Linux binary seems to require a shared library (, which is not stated on the article or the website. A little googling suggests it's probably part of MATLAB. The runtime which should contain it can be downloaded free of charge from, however, it is unclear which version of it is required.

    Additionally, the Windows version seems to get flagged as malicious by both Firefox and Chrome, and refuses to download; IE has no qualms about it. It's presumably related to the executable being hosted on Dropbox, which the modern browsers justifiably treat with caution.

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