The ss file extension is associated with the biochemistry file format used by Ribbons, dnaLIMS and others.

There are 4 other file types using
the SS file extension!

empty - Sam Spade script file

empty - XShipWars sound scheme file

ss - Scheme source code

empty - SilverStripe source code

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SS file - Biochemistry file

What is ss file? How to open ss files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The ss file extension is also by some highly specialized biochemistry programs.

A ss file contains protein data used by program called Ribbons. These files contain secondary structures that are not required, but is recommended. These files are the most complicated. They control both the coloring and the overall shape of the ribbon. These files should be generated automatically by 'pro-ss', then edited or modified to the desired effect.  A *.ss file consists of a 1-line title, a 1-line header, and one line of data for each residue. The 1-line header consists of blank-separated strings --- the ss-residue-key strings (currently a maximum of 20).

The ss file extension is also used for sample sheet in dnaLIMS 377, also a scientific software. The same suffix is probably coincidence.

The default software associated to ss file type:

Ribbons picture or screenshot

Ribbons  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Ribbons is a popular molecular graphics software is copyrighted by M.Carson (1985-2008) and licensed by the UAB / CBSE.

dnaLIMS  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
dnaTools, Inc.

dnaLIMS is a Web based bioinformatics LIMS that provides scientists and researches with hardware independent software tools for processing and managing DNA sequencing requests.

Help how to open:

Use Ribbons to open *.ss files.

How to convert:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ss file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ss file, edit ss file, convert ss file, view ss file, play ss file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others ss file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ss file - Biochemistry file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use ss file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open ss file actions.

Microsoft Windows:


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