The PLATON subprogram PLUTON, a decendent of the well known PLUTO78, is a molecular graphics tool for the study and display of molecules in their crystallographic environment.
The default algorithms used by PLATON and PLUTON respectively for collecting connected sets of atoms differ to some extent. This may cause some unnecessary confusion. PLATON therefore provides a path to PLUTON that insures consistency of ARU-codes with those given in PLATON/CALC listings.
This consistency goal is achieved with the generation of a new input file with extension .eld that is used as input for the PLUTON link.
This atomic parameter file is saved for optional future use.
In parallel, a file with entension .def is generated. This file contains a set of PLUTON instructions for a default display. The .def file is read after reading the .eld file.
PLATON may be made to behave as the original standalone PLUTON program in two ways to run on sucrose.spf:
ln -s platon pluton
e.g. pluton sucrose.spf
e.g. platon -p sucrose.spf