[Chimera-users] ChimeraX x Chimera feature comparison?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Nov 1 09:04:27 PDT 2017


Hi Gustavo,
There is no such detailed list.  Bear in mind that ChimeraX is changing daily and not yet in beta release. There is a (very) short list of “Missing Fatures” in the ChimeraX download page, but it is not comprehensive.
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/download.html>

You might make for yourself a list of what you use in Chimera, then scan down the ChimeraX User Guide index, which will give you a good idea of what is available now.  I’m updating the guide almost daily as the code changes.
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/index.html>

There is also a ChimeraX change log, but again no 1-for-1 comparison, and it only includes major things.
<https://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/trac/ChimeraX/wiki/ChangeLog>

Finally, is there any harm in having both programs on your computer??  Each has abilities the other does not, and we expect this to be true for quite a while.  There may be some things in Chimera we decide never to include in ChimeraX, and ChimeraX already has some capabilities that are not in Chimera.

Best,
Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco



> On Nov 1, 2017, at 6:16 AM, Gustavo Seabra <gustavo.seabra at ufpe.br> wrote:
> 
> Hi guys,
> 
> I wonder if there is a ChimeraX x Chimera feature comparison anywhere. I’m aware of the “ChimeraX Advantages” page (http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/advantages.html). However, I’m actually looking for a comparison that can tell what features are currently on Chimera that are *not* in ChimeraX, to consider if there is any reason to keep both in the computer.
> 
> Thanks,
> --
> Gustavo Seabra
> Adjunct Professor
> Federal University in Pernambuco
> Recife - PE - Brazil
> +55-81-2126-7450 x5023 (goo.gl/ktsXSc)




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