Ooops. Christopher Colbert pointed out that Andrea's (not Andreas') way
of showing sidechains is incorrect. I copied this into my email (but
not my script).
The long way to show a side chain is:
show sticks, resi 34 and not (name c,o,n and not pro/n)
[ and not: ]
[ show sticks, resi 34 and not (name c,n,ca) ]
Chris also pointed out that this feature exists somewhere in the pymol
GUI ("For whatever selection, under the show menu, at the
bottom there is sidechain -> lines, sticks, spheres"). Thanks.
Andreas Forster wrote:
> The other day I got annoyed always having to type "and not (name
> c,n,ca)" when I want to see sidechains without the mainchain. The
> attached script takes care of this.
> run sidechain.py
> sidechain resi 34
> (instead of "show sticks, resi 34 and not (name c,n,ca)")
> Andrea Spitaleri wrote:
>>> 2) Related to the same molecules. I want to show sticks for the
>>> R-group of
>>> residue 34 only. I typed the command: show sticks, resi 34. But the
>>> atoms were shown also. Could anyone teach me how to show sticks for the
>>> R-group only??
>> select 34AR, resi 34 and structure and not (name c,n,ca)
>> show sticks, 34AR