From: Souvik Sinha (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 - 00:37:34 CST

In your case, the .dat file is just a generic data file that contains your
data in plain text. So, you can import it in any plotting interfaces of
your choice (e.g. Origin, SigmaPlot, etc).

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM SHAHEE ISLAM <> wrote:

> Thank you so much for your reply.
> Yes, there is a option "print to file". If i save it as a .dat file , then
> how can i plot that file.
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 7:58 PM Axel Kohlmeyer <> wrote:
>> The Render main menu item will *always* generate a picture from the main
>> OpenGL window.
>> If you want retain output from a specific plugin window, you have to look
>> at the options of that window. Some have a "File" item with a "Print to
>> file" option or similar, some offer to output the raw data (numbers) and
>> you can use a suitable plotting tool for graphs to visualize that data, of
>> others you have no alternative than using a screenshot tool of your
>> operating system and make a picture of your screen and then edit is as
>> needed with an image editing tool.
>> axel.
>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 5:02 AM SHAHEE ISLAM <>
>> wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> I am doing contact map analysis in VMD. But the problem is when i am
>>> trying to save the contact map plot by using rendering option, always my
>>> system(protein snapshots) is saving instead of contact map plot.
>>> How i will save the contact map plot snapshots.
>>> thanking you
>>> shahee
>> --
>> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
>> College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
>> International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

Souvik Sinha
Research Fellow
Division of Bioinformatics
Bose Institute, Kolkata
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