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IRingSet.java

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package org.openscience.cdk.interfaces;


/**
 * Maintains a set of Ring objects.
 *
 * @cdk.module  interfaces
 * @cdk.githash
 *
 * @cdk.keyword ring, set of
 */
00035 public interface IRingSet extends IAtomContainerSet {
      
      /**
       * Returns a vector of all rings that this bond is part of.
       *
       * @param   bond  The bond to be checked
       * @return   A vector of all rings that this bond is part of  
       */
      public IRingSet getRings(IBond bond);
      
      /**
       * Returns a vector of all rings that this atom is part of.
       *
       * @param   atom  The atom to be checked
       * @return   A vector of all rings that this bond is part of  
       */
      public IRingSet getRings(IAtom atom);
      
      /**
       * Returns all the rings in the RingSet that share
       * one or more atoms with a given ring.
       *
       * @param   ring  A ring with which all return rings must share one or more atoms
       * @return  All the rings that share one or more atoms with a given ring.   
       */
      public IRingSet getConnectedRings(IRing ring);
      
      /**
       * Adds all rings of another RingSet if they are not allready part of this ring set.
     *
     * If you want to add a single ring to the set use {@link #addAtomContainer(org.openscience.cdk.interfaces.IAtomContainer)} 
       *
       * @param   ringSet  the ring set to be united with this one.
       */
      public void add(IRingSet ringSet);

   
    /**
       * True, if at least one of the rings in the ringset contains
       * the given atom.
       *
     * @param  atom IAtom to check
       * @return      true, if the ringset contains the atom
       */
      public boolean contains(IAtom atom);
      
      /**
       * True, if this set contains the IAtomContainer.
       *
     * @param  container IAtomContainer to check
       * @return           true, if the ringset contains the container
       */
      public boolean contains(IAtomContainer container);
      
}

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