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SIMMOLvmd is a set of scripts for the molecular visualisation program VMD. We are currently working on the documentation, it will be given through a table of commands and code snippets.

SIMMOLvmd Installation

Download the package simmolvmd and unpack it. It contains a directory called "simmol". Follow the platform-specific information below.


Windows installation

Copy "simmol" to


C:\Program Files (x86)\University of Illinois\VMD\plugins\noarch\tcl


Linux installation

Copy "simmol" to /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/noarch/tcl

Make sure everybody can read the directory. Eventually fix by the command

> chmod -R ugo+rX /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/noarch/tcl/simmol


Mac installation

Copy "simmol" to /Applications/VMD 1.9.1.app/Contents/vmd/plugins/noarch/tcl


Check installation

To check that your installation has been completed, launch VMD, open Extensions>Tk Console and type "package require simmol". Should not complain but print out the simmol library version.