[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] run chimera's IDLE in terminal on mac os x

Eric Pettersen 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  
described here:



                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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