PyMOL is computer software, a molecular visualization system created by Warren Lyford DeLano. It is user-sponsored,
open-source software, released under the Python License. It was commercialized initially by DeLano Scientific LLC,
which was a private software company dedicated to creating useful tools that become universally accessible to
scientific and educational communities. It is currently commercialized by Schrödinger, Inc. PyMOL can produce
high-quality 3D images of small molecules and biological macromolecules, such as proteins. According to the original
author, by 2009, almost a quarter of all published images of 3D protein structures in the scientific literature were
made using PyMOL.
This is the Open Source version of PyMOL. The source code is availabe on GitHub:
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install pymol-oss, simply use the following command: