[Chimera-users] python scripts

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 7 12:18:48 PDT 2009

Dear Chris,
I can't answer about Python, but you may be able to do what you want  
using Chimera command scripts.  There is a rich set of commands, and  
the same commands you would enter at the command line can be placed  
in a text file.  Simply opening that command file in Chimera will  
execute all the commands.

Chimera command documentation for the current daily build:

Example command files:

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 7, 2009, at 11:11 AM, christopher lau wrote:

> Dear Madam/Sir
> I am new to Chimera and this forum so I apologize in advance if I  
> my question is inappropriate.
> I want to start writing python scripts such that I can run the  
> script and the color code, orientation, etc of the molecule opened  
> can be automated.  Do you know of any good tutorials that teach  
> what commands are available to use in python for chimera and how to  
> run some basic python scripts in chimera?  I have figured out  
> enough to open the Python Shell in Chimera, but that is all.  An  
> example python script would be helpful.
> Thanks everyone,
> Chris Lau
> _

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