Insight is a molecular graphics suite of programs by MSI/Biosym which incorporates a lot of different methods for working with proteins
in silico and doing computational chemistry
. One can perform molecular dynamics
calculations using various engines including Discover
, the industry standard. Additionally, one can explore other aspects of computational biology such as molecular docking
modelling for building proteins of unknown structure
and many others.
Insight provides a nice graphical interface to these tools. This is particularly useful to biologists who do not want to write code themselves or get hung up on the sometimes nasty command line interfaces or scripting interfaces many of these programs normally use.