Installing Molecular Graphics Software on OS X

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Contents

Software

  1. Coot on OS X
  2. O on OS X
  3. PyMol on Mac OS X
  4. CCP4mg
  5. iMol
  6. Chimera
  7. Swiss-PDB viewer
  8. VMD Visual Molecular Dynamics
  9. Bobscript Molscript extensions
  10. jmol (browser-based javascript applet)
  11. Fink enables you to installl
    1. Coot
    2. PyMOL (X-windows version)
    3. Rasmol
    4. Ribbons
    5. MolMol
    6. Povray
    7. Raster3D
    8. gopenmol
    9. molden
    10. xmakemol

Hardware

Stereographics

Although OS X now supports old-fashioned CRT-based stereographics, both native and X11, you need a special (expensive) video-card and an appropriate CRT monitor. I don't have either, so I am hoping someone else will help by making a stereographics on os x page.

I did however acquire a Zalman LCD monitor capable of stereographic display with Coot, PyMOL, O, Chimera and probably some others.

LCD Stereo: Zalman monitor

The least expensive and perhaps best option for stereographic display is the new Zalman LCD monitor.

200px-A_zalman_zm_m220w_2d_35_pic.jpg

Please refer to the COOT wiki page that describes how to set everything up for coot, and to the PyMOL Zalman page for a useful general description.

With the proliferation of LCD 3D TVs, this sort of think will probably become commonplace.

PowerMate Dial

powermate_med.jpg

Griffin Technologies makes a metal dial that is programmable and can be used with O, PyMOL and Coot, among other applications.

PowerMate Dial web site

Here are instructions on how to configure it:

PowerMate_dial_configuration_v2.x for O. Most is generalizable, so read this first even if you read the following:

Using powermate dials with PyMOL

Using powermate dials with coot


SGI Dialboxes

David Gohara has figured out how to use SGI dialboxes with Apple computers.

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