Engineering package

QSAR Plugin

Features & Capabilities

Compute thousands of descriptors with ALVADESC. Classify molecules in similarity groups with hierarchical clustering (13 metrics, 8 methods). Verify regression prerequisites with univariate and multivariate descriptor statistics. Build QSAR models and easily apply them in your projects.


QSAR modeling is organized around a Study Table which contains i) the training and test sets of molecules, ii) the modeled activity/property and iii) the set of molecular descriptors (generated by ALVADESC or PADEL). Experimental values and descriptors can also be entered manually or via copy-paste from other sources.

Molecules can be classified and labeled by similarity in the chosen descriptor space using the Clustering tool. The hierarchical results can be inspected in the Clustering canvas in several layout styles.

Models are created by PLS regression and can be optimized by a Genetic Algorithm, both steps using parameters controlled by the user. All created models are listed in the Models table, which includes validation data and linear regression formula.

The Status page enables inspection of the descriptors, modeling and validation statistics. Status text is interactive and allows to create new models from a set of highlighted descriptors. All tables can be exported in csv format. Predictions using several models can be made in a single step.


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Build quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR/QSPR) from thousands of molecular descriptors, to describe biological activity or empirical molecular properties
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