For those that are not comfortable compiling and installing their own Python and Numeric libraries, I've posted pre-built python libraries that can be unpacked and used with our binary distributions of VMD. To use one of these, follow these steps:

  1. cd /to/some/directory/where/you/want/it
  2. gunzip pylib.macosx.tar.gz
  3. tar -xvf pylib.macosx.tar.gz
  4. setenv PYTHONHOME /path/to/lib_LINUX (replace with your correct path...)
  5. vmd

Python binary builds for VMD 1.8.7 (33MB each, compressed):

Python binary builds for VMD 1.8.4, 1.8.5, and 1.8.6 (20MB each, compressed):