get.chem.object.builder: Get the default chemical object builder.

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View source: R/rcdk.R


The CDK employs a builder design pattern to construct instances of new chemical objects (e.g., atoms, bonds, parsers and so on). Many methods require an instance of a builder object to function. While most functions in this package handle this internally, it is useful to be able to get an instance of a builder object when directly working with the CDK API via 'rJava'.




This method returns an instance of the SilentChemObjectBuilder. Note that this is a static object that is created at package load time, and the same instance is returned whenever this function is called.


An instance of SilentChemObjectBuilder


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