[Chimera-users] Chimera Using Problem

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 8 12:44:50 PDT 2014

Using Chimera's python.exe does not work as you noticed.  You need to 
use chimera.exe instead, but note that "chimera.exe --nogui" gives you a 
Chimera command line prompt instead of a Python command line prompt, so 
you need to use a Python script.  See my answer from yesterday, 
about using Python modules in Chimera.

     Bonne Chance,


On 07/08/2014 06:38 AM, christophe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to import chimera in python but when i try to make it i've 
> bug, it said to me the following thing just after have execute:
> >>>from chimera import *
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\Chimera 1.9\share\testMM.py", 
> line 1, in <module>
>     from chimera import *
>   File "C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\Chimera 
> 1.9\share\chimera\__init__.py", line 16, in <module>
>     from _chimera import BBox, Camera, Color, ColorGroup, 
> DirectionalLight, LODControl, Lens, LensViewer, Light, Material, 
> MaterialColor, Model, NoGuiViewer, OGLFont, OSLAbbreviation, 
> OpenModels, OpenState, PathFinder, PixelMap, Plane, Point, 
> PositionalLight, Selectable, SharedState, SpotLight, Sphere, Texture, 
> TextureColor, TrackChanges, Vector, Viewer, X3DScene, Xform
> ImportError: No module named _chimera
> I'm on windows 8 64 bits and i have chimera 1.9 and python 2.7.7 i've 
> this following  structure of directories:
> C:\Python27\Lib\Site-packages\chimera 1.9
> And i've run my script under the python.exe of chimera.
> So can you said to me what is wrong to fix it cause of i need chimera 
> to made a script using superposition ( so with MatchMaker)?
> Cordially,
> Christophe Linhard.
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