Notice: MOLE 2.5 extension requires MOLE 2.5 binary and the other way round MOLE 2.0 extension requires 2.0 binary!
MOLE 2.5 provides a means how to take advantage of the MOLE algorithm in the environment of popular molecular browsers such as PyMOL or UCSF Chimera. Therefore, the results can be readily visualized and prepared for publication in high-quality figures. The extension is available for download here.
Installation of the MOLE 2.5 extension in the PyMOL environment is fairly simple. First, select in the PyMOL menu Plugin -> Plugin Manager. Click Install New Plugin tab and select the *.zip directory with the programmatic extension. After the PyMOL restart, MOLE 2.5 extension can be found in the Plugin tab. The entire process is highlighted at the following figures:
Installation of the MOLE 2.5 extension in the UCSF Chimera environment is a bit complicated, but can be summarized in the following steps:
- Click 'Favorites tab' and select Add to Favorites/Toolbar (Fig. 1)
- Click 'Add button' and select parent directory with the unzipped extension archive (Fig. 2)
- Open IDLE console from the following location Tools -> General Controls -> IDLE (Fig. 3)
- Type in import FolderName (e.g. import MOLE2_5) in the IDLE console and press Enter.
The MOLE 2.5 extension is available from the Tool icons menu by clicking on its icon.