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  • Description

    a scientific image processing suite with a particular focus on single particle reconstruction from cryoEM images. EMAN2 is a complete refactoring of the original EMAN1 library and contains the SPARX applications.

  • Usage

    To list all executables provided by EMAN2, run: $ sbgrid-list eman2 Copy to clipboard
  • Usage Notes

    MPI use : to use MPI-enabled executable in SBGrid's EMAN2, use the mpirun.eman2 executable. This will use the MPI included with EMAN2, or the older 1.6.3 version of MPI required by older versions.

  • Installation

    Use the following command to install this title with the CLI client: $ sbgrid-cli install eman2 Copy to clipboard Available operating systems: Linux 64, OS X INTEL
  • Primary Citation*

    G. Tang, L. Peng, P. R. Baldwin, D. S. Mann, W. Jiang, I. Rees, and S. J. Ludtke. 2007. EMAN2: an extensible image processing suite for electron microscopy. J Struct Biol. 157(1): 38-46.

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  • Webinars


    Topic: EMAN2
    Presenter: Steven Ludtke, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine

    Host: Jason Key
    Recorded on May 11, 2021


    Topic: In-situ and in-vitro subtomogram averaging to subnanometer resolution using EMAN2.3
    Presenter: Steven J Ludtke, Ph.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

    Recorded on November 12, 2019
    Host: Jason Key


    Topic: EMAN2.2 for Single Particle Analysis and In-situ Structural Biology
    Presenter: Steven Ludtke, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biochemistry - Baylor College of Medicine
    Co-Director - National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
    Co-Director - Center for Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research

    Date Recorded: November 14, 2017
    Host: Jason Key


    Topic: A quick introduction to EMAN2.1 for CryoEM Single Particle Analysis
    Presenter: Steven Ludtke, Ph.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

    Host: Jason Key
    Recorded on April 15, 2015

  • Keywords

    Electron Microscopy, Visualization

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  2.99 (3.7 GB)
    OS X INTEL:  2.99 (2.6 GB)

  • Other Versions

      Linux 64:

      20211129 (4.6 GB) , 2.07 (425.2 MB) , 2.31 (3.3 GB) , 2.91 (4.8 GB) , nightly (2.5 GB)
    • OS X INTEL:

      20211129 (2.4 GB) , 2.07 (426.0 MB) , 2.31 (1.7 GB) , 2.91 (2.4 GB) , nightly (2.4 GB)
  • Developers

    Steven Ludtke