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About KPLOT

The program KPLOT (written by Rudolf Hundt, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany) is designed to draw and analyse crystal structures. Starting from the first version in 1979 the software has been continously improved and updated. It provides:

  • Various strategies for step-wise building up crystal structure models
  • Facility to work with two crystal structures at the same time
  • Tools for the comparison of two crystal structures
  • Plotting of ball-and-stick models, thermal ellipsoids and coordination polyhedra
  • Symmetry analysis and transformation, space group determination
  • Calculation of interatomic distances, angles and torsion angles
  • Interfaces to SHELX, ORTEP, SCHAKAL, MISSYM, LAZY PULVERIX

KPLOT is available free-of-charge and can be downloaded from one of the links at the bottom of this page. For further information please contact the author directly:

Dr. Rudolf Hundt
Institute for Inorganic Chemistry
Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1
D-53121 Bonn, Germany
email: hundt@uni-bonn.de

Documentation

A tutorial as well as a comprehensive reference manual (both as PDF-files) are contained in the download archives below.

Download

To download and install KPLOT on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Create a subdirectory of your choice on your harddisc (e.g. C:\KPLOT).
  2. Download the compressed archive file by clicking on the link below.
  3. Uncompress it into the subdirectory using WinZip or a similar tool.

No further installation is necessary. Start the software by clicking on the 'kpwin.exe' executable file. Documentation (in English) is included in the common Acrobat Reader format (kpdoce.pdf).

Operating System File name Size Vers. Date
Windows kpwin.zip 2.9 MBytes 9.6.15 June 23, 2012
Linux (for QT library version 2.2.1 or higher) kplot.tar.gz 1.6 MBytes 9.6.15 June 23, 2012