From: Justin Gullingsrud (
Date: Sat Jul 26 2003 - 16:08:56 CDT


On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:58:52AM +0900, Hannes Loeffler wrote:
> I would like to throw in some suggestions:
> The frame selection dialogs allow to choose frames only by the arrow
> buttons. It would be much more convenient to have normal text input so
> that I can type the number of the frame I'd like to choose.

We agree this would be nice to have; Fltk doesn't provide that sort of
widget out of the box but one could probably be created out of lower-level

> External plotting (Grace) of "labels" (distances, angles) should be
> optionally possible for more than one selection, i.e. several graphs in
> one instance of Grace. Grace is sophisticated enough to handle that
> simple task and I assume that this should be possible by remote control
> as well.

Yes, this should probably be at least an option. We recently changed
how graphing works so that it uses a Tcl callback; that way you can define
your own callback function to do the graphing however you want. Have a
look at the file graphlabels.tcl in the $VMDDIR/scripts/vmd directory if
you're interested.

Thanks for the suggestions!


> Hannes.

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