From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2012 - 10:58:28 CDT

  I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the conventions used by the
GROMACS tools for accessing the VMD plugins. Although I've helped
out the GROMACS team with using our plugins from the programming side,
I don't actually know what they have done to implement their interface
to the VMD plugins, what is required to use it, nor where it is
documented in their user guides. I would suggest asking on one of
the GROMACS mailing lists. I would expect this to be documented somewhere.
Perhaps if anyone here is a GROMACS user they can give suggestions on this.
If someone happens to know the answer I would be grateful if they could
CC me on their reply so I can add an appropriate link to the VMD documentation
to guide users to the correct information.

  John Stone

On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 12:25:30PM +0800, a a wrote:
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I am trying to set the VMD_PLUGIN_PATH so that I could run GROMACS to read in AMBER's mdcrd files directly. Could you mind to teach me how to set the VMD_PLUGIN_PATH to the following directory?
> /home/Softwares/vmd_ied/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile
> Should I do it by adding following lines to the .bashrc file in my working directory?
> VMD_PLUGIN_PATH=/home/Softwares/vmd_ied/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile
> If it is not the properly way of doing it, please kindly let teach me how to do it properly. Many thanks.
> Best regards,
> Catherine

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