[gmx-users] my_dssp or your_dssp?

Chng Choon Peng cpchng at bii.a-star.edu.sg
Wed Jun 23 09:20:01 CEST 2004

Hi Seth,

  You have to get a copy of DSSP from the developer's website, after sending
an agreement. It's a free program. See:

Then, follow the instruction on the Gromacs homepage about path setting in
order for Gromacs's do_dssp to find dssp:


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On 6/23/04 3:09 PM, "Dr Seth Carlton OLSEN" <s.olsen1 at uq.edu.au> wrote:

> Dear Gromacs Users,
> I am running through the tutorials in order to familiarize myself with GROMACS
> and have come across an instance (in the 'speptide' example) where it is
> recommended to use a program (my_dssp) that does not appear to be included in
> the GROMACS distribution.  Where can I obtain this program?  I have attempted
> to use the do_dssp program as well, but I have come across the 'dssp
> executable does not exist error' mentioned elsewhere in this mailing list.  Is
> the program free to download and if so, where can I get it.  Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Seth
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