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Entries with multiple canonical SMILESEdit


I found a few entries with duplicate canonical SMILES that were edited with quickstatements on your account: … I have ~ 20 or 30 of them. I can give you the full list if you need. Bjonnh (talk) 04:03, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes, please send them. It seems in these cases my script did not detect that there already was a SMILES. It is not wrong: SMILES are not unique and Wikidata does not specific how to canonicalize SMILES. Thanks for the heads-up. --Egon Willighagen (talk) 07:26, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Also I'm wondering why I didn't get an alert that you replied to that comment. any idea?

Bjonnh (talk) 18:23, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

@Bjonnh: I think you only get an alert of you either watch this page or if I ping you with {{Ping}}. Thanks for the list! Now that the Bacting paper rebuttal is almost done, I will work on Bacting (Bioclipse) scripts for curation lists of chemistry in Wikidata again, and will make this one too. --Egon Willighagen (talk) 08:06, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Okay, they should all be fixed now. Good news: it does not seem a problem of my code and well contained. Instead, it looks like a timing issues. The NPImporterBot added SMILES in between my code detecting a missing SMILES and adding it. --Egon Willighagen (talk) 08:56, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Weirdly, I'm watching the page and didn't got your ping nor anything… This is weird, I'll check if there are some notification settings I may have changed. Congrats on that Bacting paper, I just had a look at your code a bit, I'll have to look at bioclipse a bit more. Bjonnh (talk) 16:29, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

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