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We define 8 levels of questions in ZINC 15 based on how easily they can be answered.  Once we reach a steady state post release, we measure progress by promoting questions to lower and lower (easier and easier) levels.  
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We define 8 levels of questions in ZINC 15 based on how easily they can be answered, arranged in increasing order of difficulty for non-specialistsWhen ZINC 15 is released, we will measure progress by promoting questions to lower (easier) levels. Part of [[ZINC15:examples]].
  
= Level 1 =
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Can be answered by browsing to [zinc15.docking.org] and clicking the mouse. No editing of the URL is necessary. Free and public, no special access required. Many many questions are level 1 questions.
 
  
= Level 2 =
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== 1 - Webpage alone ==
Answered in the browser, but requires editing the URL by hand. Most level 2 questions will become level 1 when we improve the interface.
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Can be answered by browsing to [http://zinc15.docking.org zinc15.docking.org] and clicking the mouse and/or typing into web page fields. No editing of the URL is necessary. Free and public, no special access required. Many, many questions are level 1 questions.
We refer to level 1 and 2 questions as "one liners" because the answer can be written in a single line.
 
  
= Level 3 =
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== 2 - URL hand-editing ==
Requires the use of an iPython notebook, but with no privileged access to ZINC.
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Requires editing the URL by hand.  Most level 2 questions will become level 1 when we improve the interface.  Free and public, no special access is required.
These questions may of course also be scripted in python and run on the command line.  
 
  
= Level 4 =
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== 3 -python or iPython Notebook ==
Requires the use of an iPython notebook with privileged access to our servers, and thus are really only open to group members. It is our goal to promote as many answers as possible to level 3, 2, or 1, but occasionally, privileged access is necessary. Of course, these may also be scripted directly in python and run on the command line.
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Requires the use of an iPython notebook, but with no privileged access to ZINC and two or more lines of code.
  
= Level 5 =
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The remaining levels require privileged access not available to the general public.
Questions that can be answered in the ZINC shell (TM) but not in python. We can think of any such question, but it's existence remains a possibility.  
 
  
= Level 6 =  
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== 4 - Privileged iPython Notebook ==
Questions that can be answered in SQL but not in the ZINC shell.  Such questions exist.  
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Requires the use of an iPython notebook with privileged access to our servers, and thus are really only open to group members. It is our goal to promote as many answers as possible to level 3, 2, or 1, but occasionally, privileged access is necessary. Of course, these may also be scripted directly in python and run on the command line.
  
= Level 7 =  
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== 5 - ZINC Shell ==
Questions that can be answered only be scripting SQL directly in python, or by otherwise combining the results of multiple SQL queries. Such questions do exist.
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Questions that can be answered in the ZINC shell but not in python.
  
= Level 8 =
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== 6 - SQL ==  
Questions we are unable to answer.  
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Questions that can be answered in SQL but not in the ZINC shell.
  
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== 7 - Python ==
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Questions that can be answered only by scripting SQL directly in python, or by otherwise combining the results of multiple SQL queries.
  
Example questions are organized on this wiki using the category  ZINC15:LevelN  where N is 1 to 8.  
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== 8 - Not currently possible ==
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So far, we have not found any questions that ZINC cannot answer.  We are sure there are many, and this space is reserved for them.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 10 January 2019

We define 8 levels of questions in ZINC 15 based on how easily they can be answered, arranged in increasing order of difficulty for non-specialists. When ZINC 15 is released, we will measure progress by promoting questions to lower (easier) levels. Part of ZINC15:examples.

1 - Webpage alone

Can be answered by browsing to zinc15.docking.org and clicking the mouse and/or typing into web page fields. No editing of the URL is necessary. Free and public, no special access required. Many, many questions are level 1 questions.

2 - URL hand-editing

Requires editing the URL by hand. Most level 2 questions will become level 1 when we improve the interface. Free and public, no special access is required.

3 -python or iPython Notebook

Requires the use of an iPython notebook, but with no privileged access to ZINC and two or more lines of code.

The remaining levels require privileged access not available to the general public.

4 - Privileged iPython Notebook

Requires the use of an iPython notebook with privileged access to our servers, and thus are really only open to group members. It is our goal to promote as many answers as possible to level 3, 2, or 1, but occasionally, privileged access is necessary. Of course, these may also be scripted directly in python and run on the command line.

5 - ZINC Shell

Questions that can be answered in the ZINC shell but not in python.

6 - SQL

Questions that can be answered in SQL but not in the ZINC shell.

7 - Python

Questions that can be answered only by scripting SQL directly in python, or by otherwise combining the results of multiple SQL queries.

8 - Not currently possible

So far, we have not found any questions that ZINC cannot answer. We are sure there are many, and this space is reserved for them.

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