Re: Feature request for the colvars module -- TCL syntax

From: Jérôme Hénin (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2011 - 11:52:23 CST

Dear Ajasja,

The colvars configuration file is parsed using completely distinct
code from that of NAMD. Using a Tcl interpreter would require
considerable work. I don't know what you are trying to achieve, but if
the config file is too complex to be written by hand, maybe you can
write a separate script to generate it?

In addition, I think the Tcl template system that you linked to could
be used within the NAMD script to generate the colvars config

We might have other suggestions if you tell us more about what you
would like to automate.


2011/1/17 Ajasja Ljubetič <>:
> Dear NAMD developers,
> I would love to use the TCL syntax also in the colvars configuration
> module Colvars module configuration file. Are there any plans to add this
> feature?
> I don't know how much effort would be required, but perhaps this could be
> used as a starting point?
> Best regards,
> Ajasja Ljubetič,
> Young reasercher,
> Laboratory of biophysics,
> Institute Jožef Štefan,
> Ljubljana, Slovenia

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