[Chimera-users] how to tranfer a .mrc file to .mtz file

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jun 18 14:05:11 PDT 2014

Dear Haiping,
Can you open the .mrc file in Coot?  I'm not a Coot user, but as far as I understand, it can read map files directly, whereas opening an .mtz file does some additional calculations to create a new map.

Chimera MRC output may be accepted as CCP4 format:

Coot manual "From a CCP4 map use File -> Read Map"

You might trying renaming the .mrc as .map to make this work, if it doesn't already.  I haven't tried the process, it is just a guess from reading the manuals.
Best regards,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jun 18, 2014, at 6:11 AM, #ZHANG HAIPING# wrote:

> Dear chimera user:
> I have a .mrc file generated by chimera,  now I want to convert it to .mtz formate, so I can load to coot, and examine the structure in details. Can anyone tell me how to convert .mrc to .mtz?
> Best regards,
> Haiping

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