[chimera-dev] Wrapping Chimera in a Java program

Fabrice Jossinet f.jossinet at ibmc.u-strasbg.fr
Mon Mar 31 01:43:28 PDT 2008

Dear developers,

I would like to launch Chimera from my Java program. I would like to  
send messages to Chimera to highlight in its own display selections I  
do in my Java program's display. I already did that with PyMOL using a  
pipe communication.

So, several questions:
- is it possible to start Chimera from a classical python distribution  
(not the embedded python of Chimera)? One of my ideas is to start  
Chimera from Jython, a Java implementation of Python
- is it possible to communicate with Chimera using a pipe ?
- and the most general question: is it possible to communicate with  
Chimera from the outside?

Thank you for your answers


Dr. Fabrice Jossinet
Laboratoire de Bioinformatique, modelisation et simulation des acides
Universite Louis Pasteur
Institut de biologie moleculaire et cellulaire du CNRS
UPR9002, Architecture et Reactivite de l'ARN
15 rue Rene Descartes
F-67084 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel + 33 (0) 3 88 417053
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f.jossinet at ibmc.u-strasbg.fr
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