[Chimera-users] Opening .py files

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 4 10:18:05 PST 2022

Hi Henry,
	The .py extension is for files containing Python code.  The fact that the first line of your file is "@<TRIPOS>MOLECULE" indicates that it is a Sybyl Mol2 file and therefore should have a .mol2 extension.  Try renaming the file to have a .mol2 extension and then try opening it.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Jan 4, 2022, at 7:40 AM, Henry Shook via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Chimera User Support, 
> I'm working on dockprepping the sars-2 main protease and whenever I try and save it as a .py file, I can't open it from sources other than the saved session I wrote. Whenever I try and open it from a dropbox or my finder, I get the message:
> Error while processing /Users/8642165/Desktop/Research/DC AP Research /[7l0d]DOCKPREPPEDFINAL.py:
>   File "[7l0d]DOCKPREPPEDFINAL.py", line 1
>      ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>   File "/Applications/Chimera.app/Contents/Resources/share/chimera/__init__.py", line 1325, in _openPython
>     loadFunc(sandboxName, fileName, f)
> See reply log for Python traceback.
> Is there any way that I can fix this problem?
> Thanks, 
> Henry Shook
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