[Chimera-users] Chimera X commands

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 14 08:30:28 PST 2020

Hi Drew,
You may be interested that there is also a mailing list specifically for ChimeraX questions:

We’re glad you like Chimera!   For ChimeraX we wanted to make various command-line improvements such as to make it easier to specify chains, to give several commands more obvious names or make them easier to use, etc.

If you download ChimeraX the User Guide is in the Help menu, with the top page being an index of tools and commands that links to their individual pages.  We also have a copy of the User Guide at our website:

The User Guide includes a page on the ChimeraX atomspec syntax and another on how it is different from Chimera’s.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 9:53 PM, Andrew Waight <waight at msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
>           I've been an exclusive Chimera user for over 15 years. I have been scripting a lot in python lately and am super excited to learn that ChimeraX is written in python3. I totally want to import some chimera functions into my programs. Problem is, the ChimeraX command syntax seems all new (i can't even really figure out how to select properly, is there a ChimeraX command index that I am missing and is ChimeraX for me? ChimeraX looks beautiful by the way. Thanks you guys are amazing!
>             Drew

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