[Chimera-users] editing Python saved sessions

S Joshua Swamidass swamidass at gmail.com
Mon May 22 18:16:46 PDT 2006

I higly reccomend Textpad for that type of editing. Free of course.


On 5/22/06, Jonathan Hilmer <jkhilmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Notepad++ will do a great job of editing the .py files.  I've found
> that this is an extremely convenient way to accomplish certain tasks,
> such as precise alignment of multiple clipping planes.  However, you
> definitely have to know what you're looking for when digging through
> the files.
> On a related issue, I have a question regarding the saved sessions.
> In some of the viral capsid models I've created a saved session is
> enormous (about 60 megabytes) and fails to compile either
> automatically when loading the .py session or manually using the
> python.exe included with Chimera.  It seems to be a result of
> excessive explicit attribute assignments that I don't really care
> about (color etc) since they are easy enough to set once the model has
> loaded.
> Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with this issue?
> Jonathan
> PS: Check out the most recent issue of Science.  Although the editors
> chose the least visually impressive submission, non of the variations
> would have been possible without Chimera: great program.
> > Hello. My name is Anne Szklarski and I am a student at The College of New
> > Jersey. I was wondering if there was a way that the python files could be
> > modified in notepad. Does it require the Python software? The reason I ask
> > is because I have been renaming certain atoms in the .ent files using
> > notepad so that I may specifically select them in chimera. The only
> > problem with my current method is that I have to start the rendering
> > process from the beginning which is quite time consuming. So I was
> > wondering if there was a way that I could alter the chimera file directly
> > and not lose any of the colors, etc. that I have chosen. I appreciate any
> > information on this matter.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Anne Szklarski
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