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What is the .SS File Extension?

.SS File Extension Description:

The file extension SS is created by the software Ribbons, which is currently licensed by the University of Alabama CBSE (Birmingham and Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering). The software is mainly used for the interactive display of molecular models, analysis of crystallographic results, and creation of quality images or graphical publications. The Ribbons program was used for the Jurassic Park movie's graphical representation of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) strand sequences.

The Ribbons software has the ability to render graphical representations of proteins in its molecular level. This is usually in ribbon form (where the name of the software was derived). This can be achieved by having coordinate files in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) format. All files with the .pdb file extension have associated support files to help display their molecular representations in the form of files with the .ss file extension.

Ribbon's auxiliary programs act as secondary structure files that automatically generate files with the .ss file extension. These files are the most complicated because they can control both the overall shape and coloring of the ribbons. They are automatically created by pro-ss. They can also be edited and modified by adding columns for additional color-coding information. The extra columns have the capacity to acquire the desired effects.

A file with the .ss file extension typically contains 1-line header and one line data for each residue. This one-line header currently has a maximum number of 20 blank separated ss-residue key strings. Files with the .ss file extension is usually written in the following format:

arbitrary <space> text <space> title

res# <space> seq ss option-1 <space> option-2 ... option-18

resi-1 <space> seq-char ss-char <space> option-char-1...option-char-18

resi-2 ... (repeat until the last residue) ...

resi-N <space> seq-char ss-char <space> option-char-1... option-char-18

The second line is processed by the program in order to determine how many coloring keys are there for the ribbon, where the actual "residue header" keys are in single strings, and where the initial three keys are in the order of seq, res# and ss. The user can define other strings.

To draw ribbons with model name.model. Both the file name.coords and the file name.ribbons are needed so that a one-on-one correspondence can exist between the file with the .pdb file extension and the file with the .ss file extension. The same file with the .ss file extension can be used with any number of files with the .pdb file extension.

Associated Application: Ribbons

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The Reason for .SS files Errors:

When receiving errors with .SS files you are potential having a severe Windows error - your error might be the effect of damage in your registry and action is required to fix it at once to avert additional damage to the file system. Receiving these errors puts your computer in danger for fatal crashes, blue screen errors and even system device failure.

.SS files Errors - Common Symptoms:

.SS files error symptoms include application crashes, shut down or start up troubles, slow computer performance, sluggish behaviour, input halts, internal speaker beeps, trouble saving documents as well as issues during software installs.

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