WSDaliLite Clients


The WSDaliLite service, used by these clients, was decommissioned on Tuesday 27th November 2012, and replaced by the following services:

The service documentation and clients below are historical and provided solely for reference purposes.


DaliLite 1) 2) is a tool for pairwise structure comparison.

For more information on this tool see:

Web Service

For details of the service used by these clients see WSDaliLite Web Service.

C# .NET Client

.NET runtime

The Microsoft .NET runtime is already installed on most MS Windows systems. The Microsoft .NET runtime is available via Microsoft Update or as a download (see

For MacOS X, Linux and other non-Windows systems see Mono or DotGNU.

Get the client

Download the C# client:

Run without arguments to get a usage summary:


Java Client


Download and unzip the library files and add the jars to the Java classpath.

Get the client

Download the Java client:

To get usage information run the client without arguments:

java -Djava.ext.dirs=lib -jar WSDaliLite.jar

Perl Client

Install SOAP::Lite

To run the Perl client you need to install SOAP::Lite. SOAP::Lite is a collection of Perl modules which provides a simple and lightweight interface to SOAP both on client and server side. This client requires SOAP::Lite version 0.60.

Get the client

Download the Perl client:

To get usage information run without arguments:



Workflow engines such as Taverna and Triana offer a simple way of combining individual web services into complex applications.


A basic workflow showing how to use WSDaliLite can be found on myExperiment.

1) Holm L. and Sander C. (1996)
Mapping the protein universe.
Science 273(5275):595-603
PMID: 8662544
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5275.595
2) Holm L. and Park J. (2000)
DaliLite workbench for protein structure comparison.
Bioinformatics 16(6):566-7
PMID: 10980157
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/16.6.566
services/archive/structure/wsdalilite_clients.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/23 16:48 by hpm