A smiles file extension is related to the chemical modeler input files created in the SMILES a simple yet comprehensive chemical language.

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SMILES file extension - SMILES chemical modeller input

What is smiles file? How to open smiles files?

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The smiles file extension is related to SMILES, a simple yet comprehensive chemical language in which molecules and reactions can be specified using ASCII characters representing atom and bond symbols. SMILES contains the same information as is found in an extended connection table but with several advantages.

A SMILES string is human understandable, very compact, and if canonicalized represents a unique string that can be used as a universal identifier for a specific chemical structure. In addition, a chemically correct and comprehensible depiction can be made from any SMILES string symbolizing either a molecule or reaction.

SMILES development was initiated by David Weininger in the late 1980s using the concept of a graph with nodes as atoms and edges as bonds to represent a molecule. Parentheses are used to indicate branching points and numeric labels designate ring connection points. The basic SMILES grammar also includes as well as isotopic information, configuration about double bonds, and chirality leading to what is known as isomeric SMILES.

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This smiles file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: January 23, 2018

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .smiles file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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