Chapter 11.6 XDS

Crystallography of biological macromolecules

Second Online Edition (2012)

Part 11. Data processing

  1. W. Kabsch

Published Online: 14 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000835

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Kabsch, W. 2012. XDS. International Tables for Crystallography. F:11:11.6:304–310.

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische Forschung, Abteilung Biophysik, Jahnstrasse 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2012


The usage and control of recent modifications of the program package XDS for the processing of rotation images are described in the context of previous versions. New features include automatic determination of spot size and reflecting range, and recognition and assignment of crystal symmetry. Moreover, the limitations of earlier package versions on the number of correction/scaling factors and the representation of pixel contents have been removed. Large program parts have been restructured for parallel processing so that the quality and completeness of collected data can be assessed soon after measurement.


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