Re: Difference between the two Dowsers

From: Leonardo Trabuco (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 02:47:21 CDT

Hi Ning,

(Sorry for the delay; for some reason this email reply was sitting on
my email client for weeks now.)

On Friday, May 21, 2010, Ning Zhang <> wrote:
> Hi, everyone
> As I know, there are two Dowsers.
> One is a plugin provided by VMD, and the other should be installed
> personally.
> What's the difference between them?
> Any attention will be appreciated!

First of all, this question about VMD should be directed to the VMD
mailing list, not the NAMD one.

You need to install dowser regardless, vmd does not (currently) ship
with dowser. The plugin provides an automated interface that makes
running dowser more easily by taking care of a bunch of format
conversions under the hood. Please take a closer look at the plugin
documentation online.


> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Ning Zhang, Ph.D.
> Student
> School of Energy and Power Engineering
> Dalian University of Technology
> Dalian 116021, China
> ---------------------------------------------------------------

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