[Chimera-users] Fields in dms format

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Nov 12 10:47:19 PST 2009

No -- that would overcount the area, because it would overlap for  
neighboring dots.  The area is an *estimate* for the piece of surface  
around the dot that is not assigned to any other dot.  If you added up  
the areas for all the dots for one atom, it would *approximately*  
equal the surface area for that atom.  However, to get the total area  
for an atom, residue, etc., don't do that -- just use the already  
existing areaSES (and areaSAS) attributes of atoms and residues.

On Nov 12, 2009, at 10:34 AM, Yasser Almeida Hernández wrote:

> Thanks for your help...
> About the estimated surface area in the 8th field, i view this  
> number as the area enclosed by the neighboring dots, where the  
> guessing dot is the center of a square formed by this dots. What do  
> you think about that?
> *-----*
> |     |
> |  *  |
> |   <-|-- Area
> *-----*

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