From: Daniel Fellner (
Date: Wed Dec 30 2020 - 19:20:08 CST

I don't know of any specific commands that can do this but you could
generate a random list of 20 numbers within the residue ID range to pipe
into atomselect, and delete those.

On Thu, 31 Dec 2020, 11:23 am Tiglath Moradkhan, <>

> Dear VMD community
> I've generated a disc containing 252 lipid molecules (POPC) and I would
> like to randomly delete 20 POPC molecules before using MD to build a
> lipoprotein particle. Does the atomselect command work here? I've taken a
> look at how this command works but the examples that I've seen show how to
> select specific amino acid residues. Is there another command that could be
> used for random deletions?
> Thanks
> Tiglath