International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. G, ch. 2.2, pp. 20-36
doi: 10.1107/97809553602060000728

Chapter 2.2. Specification of the Crystallographic Information File (CIF)

Contents

  • 2.2. Specification of the Crystallographic Information File (CIF)  (pp. 20-36) | html | pdf | chapter contents |
    • 2.2.1. Introduction  (p. 20) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.2. Terminology  (pp. 20-21) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.3. The syntax of a CIF  (pp. 21-22) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.4. Portability and archival issues  (pp. 22-23) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.4.1. Character set  (p. 22) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.4.2. Line terminators  (p. 22) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.4.3. Line lengths  (p. 23) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.4.4. Lengths of data names and block codes  (p. 23) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.4.5. Case sensitivity  (p. 23) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.5. Common semantic features  (pp. 23-24) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.5.1. Data-name semantics  (p. 23) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.5.2. Data typing  (pp. 23-24) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.5.3. Extended data typing: content type and encoding  (p. 24) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.6. CIF metadata and dictionary compliance  (p. 25) | html | pdf |
    • 2.2.7. Formal specification of the Crystallographic Information File. Version 1.1 specification  (pp. 25-36) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.7.1. Syntax  (pp. 25-29) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.1. Introduction  (p. 25) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.2. Definition of terms  (p. 25) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.3. File syntax  (p. 25) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.4. General features  (pp. 25-27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.5. Character set  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.6. White space  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.7. End-of-line conventions  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.8. Case sensitivity  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.9. Implementation restrictions  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.1.9.1. Maximum line length and character set  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.1.9.2. Maximum data-name, block-code and frame-code lengths  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.1.9.3. Single-level loop constructs  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.1.9.4. Non-expansion of save-frame references  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.1.9.5. Exclusion of global_ blocks  (p. 27) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.1.10. Version identification  (p. 29) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.7.2. A formal grammar for CIF  (pp. 29-30) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.2.1. Summary  (p. 29) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.2.2. Explanation of the formal syntax  (pp. 29-30) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.7.3. Lexical tokens  (pp. 30-32) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.3.1. CIF grammar  (p. 32) | html | pdf |
      • 2.2.7.4. Common semantic features  (pp. 32-36) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.1. Introduction  (p. 32) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.2. Definition of terms  (p. 32) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.3. Semantics of data items  (p. 32) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.4. Data-name semantics  (pp. 32-33) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.5. Name space  (p. 33) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.6. Note on handling of units  (p. 33) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.7. Data-value semantics  (pp. 33-34) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.4.7.1. Data typing  (pp. 33-34) | html | pdf |
          • 2.2.7.4.7.2. Subtyping  (p. 34) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.8. Special generic values  (p. 34) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.9. Embedded data semantics  (p. 34) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.10. CIF conventions for special characters in text  (p. 34) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.11. Handling of long lines  (pp. 34-35) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.12. Dictionary compliance  (p. 35) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.13. CIF markup conventions  (p. 35) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.14. Greek letters  (p. 36) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.15. Accented letters  (p. 36) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.16. Other characters  (p. 36) | html | pdf |
        • 2.2.7.4.17. Typographic style codes  (p. 36) | html | pdf |
    • References | html | pdf |
    • Figures
      • Fig. 2.2.3.1. Typical small-molecule CIF  (p. 21) | html | pdf |
    • Tables
      • Table 2.2.7.1. A formal grammar for CIF  (pp. 28-29) | html | pdf |