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DEMANDS 1-5 and their solutions

  1. cheap in terms of software costs -- its free, and .rpm installations make it easy to install.
    After installation, download a sample .xyz file, write AViz and its quite intuitive.

  2. minimal hardware support to run on each researcher's desktop -- any basic LINUX box

  3. the option to switch between interactive and post-calculation viewing -- run AViz with ``-watch'' to get updates

  4. ease of initial use -- lets draw a nanotube

  5. efficiency at drawing large numbers of atoms and bonds -- we've done 50,000 in atom mode and more(85,244) in the dot mode, example: 5,1,0 orbital of the hydrogen atom

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