Rasmol (in Molecules R US)

Jie Yuan, Pharmacology, U. Cincinnati yuanj at ucbeh.san.uc.edu
Tue Nov 8 08:56:34 EST 1994

In article <CyMxsn.7KE at ebi.ac.uk>, harper at ebi.ac.uk (Rob Harper) writes:
> One of the best places to get pdb files is at the following URL
> http://www.nih.gov/htbin/pdb
> It is called "Molecules R Us". If you are using Mosaic to access this
> web site and you have Rasmol running on your Unix box then you can
> create a .mailcap file in your home directory something like.
> chemical/x-pdb; /usr/local/bin/rasmol %s
> and when Mosaic comes across a file with the .pbd extention then it
> will call up Rasmol to display the molecule on screen. The file is
> loaded into /tmp and you can quite happily rotate the image to 
> your hearts content. Works much the same was as mosaic calling up xv
> to dispaly .gif files.

One thing you should not do is to request the image or text in the 
"Molecules R UA Form" because either one will spawn the "rasmol".
You must use the "PDBViewer" option!  This launches the Rasmol and
Rasmol does a wonderful job displaying the molecule :-)


===== Jie Yuan === Pharmacology === U. Cincinnati === Jie.Yuan at UC.EDU =====

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