We are pleased to announce a new major release of EMAN2/SPARX/SPHIRE. The largest change in this version is the switch from Python2 to Python3, though this will have little impact on typical end-users. The new tomography pipeline in EMAN2 has been significantly improved since its initial release, and other significant new tools have been added as well. Data compression is now a standard part of the package for both CryoEM and CryoET data processing pipelines, providing dramatic reductions in disk usage and transfer times with no reduction in quality. The compressed HDF files in EMAN2 can still be opened in Chimera for visualization. There are also many additional changes and improvements throughout the system, summarized below.
Note: The _huge installers are for machines without network access. Normally the installer will download appropriate dependencies at install-time.
EMAN2, SPARX and SPHIRE are jointly distributed scientific image processing software packages designed primarily for the CryoEM and CryoET communities. Please visit http://eman2.org for more information. It is possible to perform complete CryoEM single particle reconstructions as well as CryoET subtomogram averaging to near-atomic resolution using only the tools in this package. There are additional tools for analysis of compositional and conformational variability, generic image processing, format conversions and 2D/3D visualization.
The complete list of changes would be quite extensive. Here is a partial list of major changes:
Known Bugs (2.91 bugfix planned)