From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sun Jun 14 2009 - 18:23:41 CDT

On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 18:42 -0400, Cihan Aydin wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am trying to compile vmd 1.8.6 with Python 2.4.6, Tcl/Tk 8.4.19 and
> Numeric 24.2. So far I had no problems with python, tcl, tk and numeric,
> all tests pass and i can import Numeric inside python. Python is
> compiled with tcl modules.
> One thing I would like to ask is why cannot VMD see Numeric under python
> and operate vmdnumpy?

it can. i have it working on my desktop. you have given the NUMPY option
to configure, do you?

> One more thing is I tried to compile VMD using Python 2.6.2, Tcl/Tk
> 8.5.6 and Numeric 24.2 but somehow VMD didnot liked Tcl 8.5. Anyone
> experienced this? Is there a workaround?

VMD 1.8.6 does not support Tcl/Tk 8.5. this is due to some optimizations
that bypass the official API. you need the latest VMD cvs sources for
Tcl/Tk 8.5 support. just this week we have been able to successfully
test the up-to-date VMD code on the freshly released fedora 11.

for the upcoming vmd-1.8.7 release, i plan to contribute "native" rpm
packages for several rpm based linux systems that i have access to.


> Thanks

Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
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