[Chimera-users] Front End for NAMD?

Andrei Neamtu neamtuandrei at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 14:09:03 PST 2013

I think every software has its strength and weakness. That is why we use
them all in a complementary manner. And that is why we need them all.


On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Rudy J. Richardson <rjrich at umich.edu> wrote:

> To whom it may concern:
> First, my profound thanks to the creators of Chimera for a superb research
> and teaching tool. I am especially grateful for the excellent interface
> with Modeller for doing such things as creating and optimizing loops to
> repair chain breaks in X-ray structures; this feature is greatly improved
> in v. 1.7rc.
> I am also grateful that Chimera can be used to visualize results of MD
> simulations with, e.g., NAMD. However, in addition to viewing results, it
> would be great if Chimera could be developed to serve as an interactive GUI
> for setting up, running, and analyzing NAMD simulations, including steered
> MD, as well. There is a real need to make MD more accessible to a wider
> range of scientists, and it appears that Chimera could be an excellent
> platform for this. I realize that VMD has co-evolved with NAMD for this
> purpose, but VMD lacks the integration, polish, and intuitive ease of use
> of Chimera.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> Rudy
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