[Chimera-users] chimera and STRAP ?

Dr. Christoph Gille christoph.gille at charite.de
Sun Oct 30 05:07:13 PST 2005


I contact you because users of the program STRAP for protein
structures and sequences asked whether Chimera could be used within
STRAP for visualization.

Currently Jmol and Pymol are used for visualiziation.  For example the
results of 3D superpositions and the location of mutations can be
viewed.  But some users apparently  prefere Chimera.

My question is whether Chimera could be linked to STRAP as well.  The
most important point is, what mode of interprocess commmunication
exists in Chimera.

For example  Pymol and STRAP are linked via the stdin/stdout streams.
STRAP can send commands to Pymol and is notified when atoms are picked.

STRAP uses the scripting language of Pymol to load proteins, create
selections and rotate proteins.
Could all this be done with Chimera in a similar way ?

Best regards


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