[Molvis-list] Rasmolify PyMOL?

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 10:50:36 EST 2008

On 21/02/2008, Dan Bolser <dan.bolser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure if anyone is interested in this, but I wrote a very basic PyMOL
> script to make PyMOL behave a little bit more like Rasmol.
> http://www.pymolwiki.org/index.php/Rasmolify
> Currently the script is no more than a quick hack, but I hope to improve it
> over time. Of course you can contribute your own improvements to the above
> version on PyMOLWiki. I hope this may be of some use.

Thanks for the great response (both on and off the list). It makes me
wish that what I had developed was anything more than a very quick
(and not very functional) hack!

With this in mind, I have a few comments and a few questions for the list.


The code for the script is freely editable at
http://www.pymolwiki.org/index.php/Rasmolify - so please do contribute
your ideas, comments, suggestions and code there.

To better organize effort, I created a little 'TODO' list on that
page. Please feel free to add to, amend or strike off items on the
TODO list.

Please also add any relevant links to the 'Related' section,
including; projects, software and other resources. Which brings me


Paul, you say that ConScript.py can convert Rasmol scripts to PyMOL,
does that mean that it can be made to work in 'command line mode' like
the above rasmolify.py script? Is the code written in Python?

Warren, where can I find details of the Pymol API? For example, I need
to find out how to list the current selections, and select either the
most recently created selection or the 'active' selection (not sure
what that means internally - but the selection with the pink dots).

Thanks again for all the positive feedback,


> Dan.
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