[Chimera-users] volume viewer question

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Aug 24 14:35:42 PDT 2010

Hi William,
The values in the Volume Viewer histogram are not normalized by sigma;
they are just the raw values in the density map file.  However, Chimera
can report the mean and standard deviation, and then you can use those values 
to manually calculate what level corresponds to a given sigma.

Please see these previous posts for more details:

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

On Aug 24, 2010, at 12:29 PM, William Snee wrote:

> Hello, 
>   I am trying to make an electron density figure using chimera and need to contour the F0-Fc map to 3 sigma.  How can you determine the sigma level displayed with the volume viewer? The levels appear to be different than that observed when using coot or Xtalview.
>  Thank you,
> William Snee

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