[Chimera-users] How Chimera reads a dcd file

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jul 10 10:46:34 PDT 2013

Hi Hira,
	As it says on the MD Movie interface, PSF/DCD came from MDTools.  On that interface, "MDTools" is a button which if you had clicked it would have taken you here:


where you could download MDTools.
	Now, some changes and updates were made to make MDTools work in the context of Chimera and with newer types of DCD files.  Chimera's version of MDTools is in <your Chimera installation>/share/Trajectory/DCD/MDToolsMarch97.  In particular, the md_DCD.py file in that directory has several changes.


                        Eric Pettersen
                        UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

(on a Mac, "<your Chimera installation>" will be Chimera.app/Contents/Resources)

On Jul 10, 2013, at 5:48 AM, Syeda Hira Batool <s.hirabatool at ymail.com> wrote:

> Hello! I have psf and dcd files.I want to read them using my own script(non-commercial/educational purpose).So I want to know how Chimera reads dcd files.Can you please help me out in this regard by providing me some helping material or a script. 
> Thank you
> Hira Batool
> Student of BS-Bioinformatics
> Biosciences Department
> COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
> Islamabad, PAKISTAN
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