From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 10:43:42 CDT

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 10:59 -0400, Katherine Parra wrote:


> I get this error message:
> invalid command name "catdcd"
> Which made me think that the plugin was not installed in VMD (my
> computer).
> The VMD version I have is: version 1.8.7 (August 1, 2009).

the catdcd command(!) while built from within the VMD plugin tree
is currently distributed separately. this issue was discussed on
this list just a few days ago and john wrote that an updated version of
catdcd that matches the 1.8.7 release should be posted soon.

> In the same page I found the example to run catdcd*, there are some
> installation instructions which I followed
> but I did not get any successful result. The downloaded file
> ~/LINUXAMD64/bin/catdcd4.0/catdcd does not have a makefile.
> Is there any other tutorial I can read to install or load catdcd?
> Thank you in advance.
> KP

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer 
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.