jimp - \Jimp\, a. [Cf. Gimp, a.] Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Jimp 2 is a free program for visualizing, manipulating, and studying the electronic structure of molecules. It was written by Josiah Manson and Charles Edwin Webster under the supervision of Dr. Michael Hall and is currently being maintained by Lisa M. Pérez. Funding for Jimp 2 was provided by the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry and the National Science Foundation under grants: CHE-9800184, CHE-0518078, and CHE-0541587. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Jimp 2 may be download at https://www.chem.tamu.edu/jimp2
All publications or presentations that result from the use of Jimp 2 should include the following reference: Reference: Hall, M. B.; Fenske, R. F. Inorg. Chem. 1972, 11, 768-779; Manson, J.; Webster, C. E.; Pérez, L. M.; Hall, M. B. http://www.chem.tamu.edu/jimp2/
Programming of Jimp 2 was started in the Summer of 2004 and was under development throughout the Summer of 2005 and was unleashed upon the masses on August 2nd, 2005.
Since its predecessor, Jimp 2 was started completely fresh. One of the most basic changes that users will notice is that Jimp 2 has its data organized in a hierarchical tree structure, compared to the layer structure of Jimp. Internally, there are several major changes; one of the bigger changes is that everything is driven by a scripting language (written by one of the authors, Josiah Manson). Scripting allows for tedious tasks to be automated. As well, every action done through the GUI is executed through the scripting language and logged, so it is easy to generate macros and to learn how the scripting works.