[Chimera-users] Swapping models in an open structure

Healey, Joe J.R.J.Healey at warwick.ac.uk
Fri Sep 22 02:52:12 PDT 2017

Hi again Chimera Team,

I have a large macromolecular structure, and I want to, at random, substitute some of the separate models for a variant form.

Is it possible to do this through chimera, e.g. via python? It seems to me it would basically be a case of:

  1.  enumerate the list of open models
  2.  pick a model at random
  3.  either open a new model, fit it to that model, then close the old one, or somehow get the old models co-ords, close it, then open the new one in its place from a specified file path

Any alternative suggestions if there's a better way to do this would be great as well.


Joe Healey

M.Sc. B.Sc. (Hons) MSRB
PhD Student
MOAC CDT, Senate House
University of Warwick
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