[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] run chimera's IDLE in terminal on mac os x
pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Feb 24 17:41:32 PST 2010
On Feb 24, 2010, at 5:34 PM, Yang wrote:
> Hi Eric
> I want to manipulate with electron density maps, and just use
> chimera functions for reading pdb files and density maps. However,
> for high-resolution maps, it takes too long to run the my program on
> my mac book. So I want to remotely use the server of our department,
> which has much larger memory, to complete this task by typing
> commands in terminal. Before that, I had everything done in
> chimera's IDLE. So I prefer using chimera functions somehow in
> terminal assuming chimera is installed first.
> Thanks for your advice.
I think you just want to take whatever commands you were using in IDLE
and put them in a Python script (file ending: .py). You can then
execute them with "chimera --nogui myscript.py". If you need to
supply arguments to the script then instead run it like this:
"chimera --nogui --script myscript.py -- arg1 arg2 ...". This is
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
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