From: Yinglong Miao (
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 15:21:11 CDT

Dear VMD developers/users,

I have been reading online VMD Plugin Programmer's Guide, but still
have not find answers for my specific problem. I want to write a TCL
package as a plugin to VMD, while in the TCL package script, I want to
call Fortran/C subroutines for the core procedures, which are very
computationally intensive. So can I develop an efficient Fortran
program and archive it into a binary library file with those
computation subroutines so that I can them in TCL scripts? If yes, how
to include a binary library in a TCL package? Or can anyone tell me
other ways to call Fortran/C subroutines in TCL to speed up the

Any suggestios will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Yinglong Miao
Ph.D. Candidate
Center for Cell and Virus Theory
Department of Chemistry, C203A
Indiana University
800 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
1-812-856-0981 (office)
1-812-857-6205 (home)