BCov is a software package designed for predicting protein beta-sheet topology from amino acid sequence.
BCov is based on the PSICOV residue contact predictor, dynamic-programming algorithm for beta-strand alignments and integer programming for beta-sheet topology prediction.
BCov is a free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
BCov is entirely written in the C programming language and designed to run on Unix/Linux systems. BCov requires the GNU Linear Programming Kit available at http://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/ and also installable through the apt system under Ubuntu/Debian Linux distributions.:
To install these packages under Linux Ubuntu/Debian (you need to be a superuser):
Download the BCov tarball and unconpress it. To compile and install BCov, from the package root run:
By default the program will be installed under /usr/local/bin . If you want to install BCov into a different location you need to set the --exec-prefix argument of the configure script. For instance, to install BCov into /home/cas/bin run: