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Plugins are modules which can add functionality to Pymol.

Plugins on OS X

Using MacPyMOL

The standard OS X Pymol application, does not run with the Tcl/Tk interface which is required for plugins to work. However, a quick renaming of the program from to makes the application run as an X11 application, and plugins are now available.

To rename the executable, right click (or control click) on MacPyMOL and choose "Get Info" in the Panel. Change the Name & Extension to This name can also be changed using the mv command in

Once this change is made, half of the program will show up under the X11 icon, and half will show up under the MacPyMOL icon.

Using a Package Manager

An alternative to renaming MacPyMOL is to download the PyMOL installation using a package manager such as Fink, MacPorts, or Homebrew.

fink install pymol-py27