[Chimera-users] Double coordinates for same residue

Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E] darrellh at niaid.nih.gov
Thu Sep 15 10:07:11 PDT 2011

Hi Elaine,

I was using the Aqua version of Chimera for Mac when it happened to me in
a training session. Doh!

Of course, I just tried it again on that same system and it did work.
Maybe I did something else wrong...

Either way, it is important to know how to treat those pesky alternative


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On 9/15/11 12:35 PM, "Elaine Meng" <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

>Hmm, that's very puzzling to me -- I'm using a Mac now and I tested
>exactly that before replying!
>for example:
>open 2fma
>focus :170
>~disp @.b
>(or, ~disp :170 at .b)
>On Sep 15, 2011, at 9:28 AM, Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> It is my experience with Chimera on a Macintosh computer that the
>> alternate designation must be case-sensitive. In other words:
>> ~disp :42 at .b
>> - will NOT undisplay alternate location B atoms in residue 42
>> ~disp :42 at .B
>> - will undisplay alternate location B atoms in residue 42
>> YMMV,
>> Darrell

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