[Chimera-users] Display of qpack color output

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 1 13:54:05 PST 2005

On Nov 1, 2005, at 9:37 AM, Eric Dawson wrote:

> In the older UCSF MidasPlus incarnation of your software, there was a
> feature that allowed an interface with Gregort & Cohen's QPACK  
> software
> for coloring according to molecular packing density using a sphere  
> growth
> method. Per residue packing scores were applied with a color range  
> after
> running qpack with the special option, '-m'.
> http://www.cmpharm.ucsf.edu/cohen/software/pages/qpack.html
> In the primary literature report of QPACK, it was suggested by the  
> authors
> that they would work to make this feature available in UCSF  
> MidasPlus and
> 'its successors'. Since this is a very fast and convenient way to  
> evaluate
> the quality of models, I would like to recommend/request that this  
> feature
> be enabled (or added) to Chimera. In MidasPlus, it was a command line
> option. The user simply entered qpack; there was a .midasrc file that
> contained the explicit local path to the qpack binary as well as a  
> command
> line script to launch the package with the '-m' option.
> Thanks for your consideration of this suggestion.

Good idea.  We will work on it.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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