David Weininger

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David Weininger is an American chemist and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Daylight Chemical Information Systems, a company in Santa Fe, New Mexico that does rapid analysis of massive chemical databases. Weininger received his PhD in water chemistry from UW-Madison in 1978,[1] and he is the inventor of the simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES),[citation needed] a universal language for chemical compounds. Weininger and his team produced other specialized software packages for working chemists, including Rubicon, a rule-based geometry program for creating 3-D forms, and Thor, a client-server database for chemical information.[citation needed]

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  • Jackson, Devon (Nov–Dec 2001). "Meeting of the Minds". Santa Fean. p. 50. 
  • Regis, Ed (June 2000). "Greetings from the Info Mesa". Wired. p. 337. 
  • Regis, Edward (2003). The Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau. New York: Norton. ISBN 0-393-02123-8.