[Chimera-users] Counting the number of water molecules

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 2 09:50:13 PDT 2021

Hi Prathvi,
You can use selection, then look at the Selection Inspector to see number of residues.

For example, command:

select :hoh

.... or menu:

Select... Residues... HOH

...and then open the Selection Inspector by clicking the green magnifying glass at the lower right corner of the Chimera window.  The top part of that dialog will say how many residues are selected.

See selection
Selection Inspector

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

> On Nov 2, 2021, at 3:53 AM, Prathvi Singh via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a command in UCSF chimera to count the total no. of water molecules in a PDB file? Can we also count, say the total number of alanine residues in a PDB file or any other other residue for that matter?
> -- 
> Prathvi Singh,
> Research Fellow,
> Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering,
> Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
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