From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Jan 14 2014 - 17:10:22 CST

  I think the issue you're having isn't with installing
the Dowser plugin per se, but rather that you haven't set an
environment variable that tells it where the Dowser program
executable is. From your email it's not clear whether you
have installed Dowser itself, and that is a necessary precondition
before you try and run the Dowser plugin within VMD.
Do you have Dowser itself installed yet? Will it run by itself,
outside of VMD with any example scripts that came with it?

  John Stone

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 07:09:29PM +1000, James Marsh wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm trying to install the Dowser plugin in VMD with great difficulty and
> would appreciate some help.
> When I try and run Dowser in VMD it is terminated immediately and in my
> terminal window I get the message:
> "DOWSER: Undefined variable"
> From what I can gather this has to do with executing "source
> /usr/local/initial/dowserinit" properly when installing Dowser. I guess I
> am not doing this correctly, which probably has more to do with my very
> limited knowledge of command line tools and scripting.
> I realise this issue has been raised before here, and trust me, I've read
> them all! But still no luck. If someone would kindly run me through how to
> properly install the Dowser plugin, that would be really, really helpful.
> I'm using a Mac (Terminal), if that helps.
> Many thanks for your assistance,
> Jim

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