From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Oct 03 2016 - 15:52:01 CDT

  At present, the TNG plugin relies heavily on an external TNG library
that has to be obtained from the GROMACS team, and it also has a few
dependencies as I recall. At the time VMD 1.9.2 was released
the TNG plugin was still rapidly evolving, so while the plugin
source is incorporated with VMD, the requirement for the other libraries
means that it is currently available only if one compiles
the plugin from source code. Compiling plugins is pretty straightforward if
you already have the GROMACS "tnglib" stuff compiled. That would be
the first step to get done before you try and compile the VMD plugin itself.

  John Stone

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:49:51AM +0200, Niels Müller wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to try out the TNG Plugin, which seems to be available since
> VMD 1.9.2, but I do not see the file format in the VMD gui.
> Are there any resources that describe the usage of this plugin? Or do I
> have to compile VMD manually with TNG support and if so, are there any
> resources on how to do this?
> Cheers, Niels.

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