PyMOL v2.1 Release Notes

Release Date: March 13, 2018


  • auto_copy_images support (all platforms)
  • SpaceNavigator support (all platforms, see )
  • plugins initialized by default (can be suppressed with -k)
  • colored errors and warnings in the feedback window
  • command parser: improve exception handling
    • .pml script line number in tracebacks
    • suggestions for misspelled words
    • better readable tracebacks
  • Python API: auto library mode (no pymol.finish_launching() necessary)
  • pdb_echo_tags for mmCIF and MMTF (title only)
  • .stl export (requires pycollada)
  • improved PSE import dialog
  • stick_round_nub for COLLADA export
  • improve coordinate loading from mmcif chem_comp files
  • new selection keywords polymer.protein and polymer.nucleic
  • Multi-file export
    • File > Export Molecule > Multi-File
    • new multifilesave command
  • new diagnostics command: Quick platform and environment summary for troubleshooting
  • brings back the window command
  • dx map import: support skewed delta and “type float”
  • store viewport in session files (only restored in headless mode)
  • MMTF export

Bug Fixes

  • stereo auto-detection on Linux
  • “-R” launch flag for RPC server
  • alt-codes can’t be aligned (or morphed) to non-alt-codes
  • “enabled” in name pattern doesn’t consider parent group
  • fix “h_add”: skip missing coordinates
  • fix poor multi-state isosurface performance
  • cif parser: support “.” and “?” as string values
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