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BALL is available for download for various platforms below. We offer both source packages and binary packages for BALLView (Windows and MacOS X).

By downloading the packages below you accept the license terms.


If you use BALL for your research and publications result from that, we would kindly ask you to cite BALL and BALLView as follows:

  • Andreas Hildebrandt, Anna Katharina Dehof, Alexander Rurainski, Andreas Bertsch, Marcel Schumann, Nora C Toussaint, Andreas Moll, Daniel Stöckel, Stefan Nickels, Sabine C Mueller, Hans-Peter Lenhof, Oliver Kohlbacher: "BALL - Biochemical Algorithms Library 1.3", 2010, BMC Bioinformatics, 11:531
  • Moll A, Hildebrandt A, Lenhof HP, Kohlbacher O. BALLView: A tool for research and education in molecular modeling. Bioinformatics (2006), 22(3):365-366

Download a current development snapshot (1.4.79):

NOTE: this development version gives pre-access to upcoming functionality, such as the ballaxy-plugin. It has been well tested and should be stable, but is not as carefully validated as a stable version.
NOTE: older versions of this installer sometimes failed to install crucial dlls on windows systems. If you encountered this problem, please download again, uninstall BALLView and install the new version.

Download the current stable version (1.4.2):

See the changelog for details!

Download the previous stable version (1.4.1):

See the changelog for details!

Downloads of the experimental unstable version, including real time raytracing (2.0-pre-alpha)

Note that this is an early technology preview!

Downloads of the current nightly snapshots, unstable and untested

    Downloads of the previous stable version (1.4.0):

    See the changelog for details!

    Downloads of the previous stable version (1.3.2):


    Older versions of BALL can be found here.

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