I'm a physical scientist who is looking to merge life science with computer science. Let me explain: I want to write a program that'll simulate chemical/ biochemical reactions. I'm looking to make this program as meticulous as possible by coding every element of a virtual compound as if it were a real world element.
I need help getting started. I have taken course work in programming C and I know a bit about C++. However, this program needs to present reactions graphically and my programming ability is limits to doing simple C programs that one would learn in a intro to C class. Can one of you guru point me in the right direction? I'm a big Ubuntu fan, so I'd like to code with one of its software packages.
Thanks in advance, folks.