From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sun Aug 08 2004 - 13:36:35 CDT

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Travis DePuy wrote:

TD> Hello all!
TD> I have a homemade structure and trajectory file,
TD> and I want to read the trajectory file into
TD> vmd. I have found a few programs and scripts
TD> that _read_ dcd files, but no stand alone
TD> programs that _write_ dcd files.


basically, if you have a code, that can _read_
dcd, you can also create something that writes
for that reader.

alternatively please have a look at the attached
two files (taken from the moldy MD program).
perhaps they contain what you need.

depending on the size of your system, also
writing a pdb or even an .xyz file may be
an alternative.


TD> The other trajectory formats seem to come
TD> from other md programs.
TD> Any ideas? Or am I going to have to look
TD> into writing a dcd writer? *blech*
TD> If it is the latter, where can I find a good
TD> example(s) of the format?
TD> Thanks for all your help and good luck to all.
TD> Travis DePuy

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