ModPy Installer

1. Whats included in this installer ?

This installer script includes addition/update of the following tools;

  1. Modeller - homology or comparative modeling of protein three-dimensional structures

  2. Pymol - a molecular visualization system

2. Obtain Modeller License

Visit the modeller website and obtain the license key https://salilab.org/modeller/registration.html

You need the license key for this installer to work.

Run the installer only after obtaining the modeller license key.

3. Download Installer

Download the installer script from this link https://molbiocloud.com/help/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=127

4. Prepare for install

4.1. Open a terminal. Make sure the modpy installer is in your Downloads folder (default download location). In the terminal, change to the directory where you downloaded the modpy installer (for example; use the ‘cd ~/Downloads’ command, example screenshot below) 

4.2. Make ‘modpy’ installer executable, using the below command (example screenshot below)

chmod 755 modpy


5. How to run the installer?

Run the script with the following command as example, in your working directory (example screenshot below)


It will take several minutes for the installer to complete.

sudo ./modpy




Make sure the installation worked, by executing the command ‘pymol’ in the terminal.

Run modeller using the ‘python modellerscript.py’ option.

The setup assumes that you have not made any system level changes. If the install does not behave as expected, probably the system configuration has been changed. If you face any issues after this update, please let us know ASAP, so that we can help you troubleshoot the issue.

6. Issues ?

If you have any issues with running the installer or need any other information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact at molbiocloud.com