From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 11:53:25 CDT

>>> "MM" == Marc Q Ma <> writes:

MM> 4. This maybe a nice feature, however, VMD still does not have: when a
MM> user load a dcd file, let the user control how many frames to load, how
MM> many frames to skip -- similar to what is provided for "Delete Frames"
MM> after all frames are loaded. This way, researchers can quickly check
MM> the trajectories without loading all frames.

this feature _does_ exist. you can specify the first, last and stride
when loading a file into VMD. either from the command line or from
the New Molecule menu.


MM> All above is related to allowing VMD to have ample computer memory to
MM> show graphics.

MM> John: Do you think (4) is a good feature to be added to VMD? I think it
MM> will be cool. Currently, my group is using Suggestion #2. This is not
MM> the best solution since the more we save, the more we can infer from
MM> our simulations.

MM> Marc
MM> On Apr 21, 2005, at 9:29 PM, Kos wrote:

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