From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Nov 26 2019 - 10:33:10 CST

  Do you really need all possible representations and their parameters,
or are you interested in a particular subset? Do you mind telling us what
you're trying to accomplish? Part of the reason the minutiae aren't listed
in the User's Guide is because we often change the underlying parameters
when new features are added.

I would guess that a fully populated parameter list would add about
20 pages to the User's guide since we'd have to explain the meaning of
many of the numerical parameters and their legal ranges (and then I'd have
to rewrite this text on every release since things always change here).

If you can tell me more about what you're doing, I can help you get it done.

Best regards,
  John Stone

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 09:23:58AM +0100, Edward Ditler wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to set the representation of my molecule programmatically. For
> many parts of the visualization, search engines manage to come up with the
> commands I'm looking for. Still I'm looking for a way to retrieve all
> possible arguments some of the functions take.
> If I try to set the bond resolution of my CPK rep, for example, the
> command will look something like
> ```
> vmd > mol modstyle 0 0 BondResolution 100
> ERROR) Unknown atom representation command 'BondResolution 100`.
> ```
> Now is there some command like `mol modstyle list` to get a list of all
> acceptable commands? The documentation
> at [1]
> unfortunately doesn't say more than
> o modstyle rep_number molecule_number rep_style: Change the current
> rendering method (style) for the given representation in the specified
> molecule.
> and doesn't state which values rep_style can take.
> Thanks for your help!
> Best regards,
> Edward Ditler
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