[Biojava-l] PDBFileParser and Atom element symbol

Andy Thomas-Cramer thomascramera at dnastar.com
Fri Apr 23 22:58:05 UTC 2010

Is there an easy way to identify the type of atom referenced by an Atom

For example, if Atom.getName() is "CA", is the element calcium or the
atom carbon alpha?

If not, would it be feasible to add a method providing this in Atom,
AtomImpl, and parsing it in PDBFileParser, using the columns defined at

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