From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri May 15 2009 - 13:27:22 CDT

On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 12:37 -0500, Thomas C. Bishop wrote:


> John,
> Don't know if this is by design or not and if this effects other packages
> but namdenergy is not automatically loaded if start vmd with
> vmd -dispdev none

this is correct.

> is there a variable defined that allows me to
> source $tcl_plugins/namdenergy.tcl

all you have to do is:

package require namdenergy

this is how tcl plugins/packages are supposed to work.

namdenergy gets pulled in in "win" mode, since its
GUI is activated and that does the require for you.

in general, you should always "require" a package
that you use.


> $tcl_pkgPath doesn't get me where I need to be.
> thanks
> Tom

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