Theoretical Model Files Moved to Separate Directory on PDB FTP Site
As previously announced, the PDB theoretical model coordinate files were separated from the
main archive beginning July 1, 2002. After this date, the main archive consists of structures determined
using experimental methods only. Theoretical models will only be available for download from the PDB FTP
site as follows:
All theoretical models are in a separate location in the FTP archive, and a subdirectory for obsoleted
models is also available:
Any newly deposited or released theoretical model will go directly into the /models/current directory.
If it supersedes an earlier model, that earlier model will be obsoleted, and moved from /models/current
An index file is available in the models directory to facilitate browsing.
From the Web interfaces, a theoretical model file will only be accessible by entering its PDB ID.
All other queries (SearchLite, SearchFields, Status) will not return model entries.
Searches by the PDB ID of a model through the Web will return a hyperlink to that model's coordinate
file in the FTP archive.