From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu Sep 04 2008 - 12:06:44 CDT

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Emily Moore wrote:

EM> Hello,
EM> Iım using VMD to calculate the RDF for many frames of trajectory using a tcl
EM> script. I was wondering if there was a way to run these calculations without
EM> actually opening the interface. Iıve looked around but havenıt found a way
EM> yet.

hello emily,

you probably have not looked far enough. you can run vmd
scripts from the commandline with "vmd -e script.tcl"
and you can run in text mode by adding "-dispdev text",
or "-dispdev none". if you want to have vmd exit at the
end of the script, you can just add a "quit" as the last


EM> Thanks,
EM> ~ Emily Moore

Axel Kohlmeyer
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