[Chimera-users] How to install chimera as a python module
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 7 14:41:58 PDT 2014
Even though the technique for using Chimera as Python module was
mentioned on the mailing list many years ago, it does not work in
general because some of Chimera's functionality only works if Chimera
has a graphics window (or is the experimental headless version), and
other Chimera code inopportunely depends on the GUI. So instead:
The best method is to use Chimera as the Python interpreter. If you
have the other Python packages already installed on your system, then
set the CHIMERA_PATH environment variable to the directory with the
packages in it (Chimera uses CHIMERA_PATH instead of PYTHON_PATH) and
open the Python script in Chimera or run the Python script with
Chimera's --script option, see
you need to install a Python package into Chimera's Python interpreter,
for how to use setup.py, easy_install, or pip. Note that binary
packages should be compiled with the same version of Python that Chimera
uses and the same compiler that Chimera used. For the Chimera 1.9 release,
that is Python 2.7.6 and compilers are:
Microsoft Windows: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7
Mac OS X: Xcode 3.2.6 with the 10.6 SDK on Mac OS X 10.6.8
Linux: GCC 4.6.2 on Debian 4.0
On 07/03/2014 04:03 PM, Ivan Castro wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Looks like Chimera can be installed as a python module, but I can't
> find the first steps to do that. Anyone can suggest me a tutorial or
> webpage for this purpose.
> Iván Castro, B. Sc (Hons).
> M. Sc Student - Biology at Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
> Member of Grupo de Estudios en Genética, Ecología Molecular y
> Fisiología Animal.
> Member of Fundación Colombiana para la Investigación y Conservación de
> Tiburones y Rayas.
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