[Chimera-users] Using UCSF Chimera inside python environment

Jeff Saxon jmsstarlight at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 07:01:45 PST 2020

Dear Chimera Users,

I would like to use chimera to do some calculations on PDB filles
(mainly I am interesting to cluster conformations in multi-model PDB
using Ensemble cluster)

Could you explain to me how I could install chimera (I am using
python3 with conda) in order that I could use some of Chimera's
functions directly inside of my python scripts?

I have already tried install package pychimers but did not succeed

conda install -c insilichem pychimera

nsatisfiableError: The following specifications were found

to be incompatible with the existing python installation in your environment:


  - pychimera -> python[version='2.7.*|>=2.7,<2.8.0a0']

  - pychimera -> python[version='3.4.*|3.5.*']

Your python: python=3.8

May I use chimera with my python using alternative ways of installations?

Thank you in advance!

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