•A Thor chemical database, usually thought of as a single
entity, is made up of as many as
four databases, to store datatypes, indirect references, monomer definitions and chemical information.
database contains the definitions of
all datatypes. Datatypes
are frequently common to all databases at a particular site (i.e. all regular databases refer to the same datatypes database);
this makes the data from
all databases intercompatible.
•The optional indirect-data
database contains the expansions for
indirect data. Like datatypes
databases, indirect-data database are often shared by several related regular databases.
•The optional monomer-definition database contains monomer
definitions for combinatorial-library (mixture) databases that use the
CHUCKLES and CHORTLES languages.
•The regular, or chemical-information
database, contains data about chemicals.