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Last Update:

31 Jan 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • The Jmol Development Team


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Jmol molecule viewer

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14.8.0 | Updated: 31 Jan 2017



Downloads of v 14.8.0:



Software Author(s):

  • The Jmol Development Team

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Jmol molecule viewer 14.8.0

This is not the latest version of Jmol molecule viewer available.

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To install Jmol molecule viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Jmol molecule viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Jmol molecule viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade jmol -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jmol -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure jmol installed
    name: jmol
    state: present
    version: 14.8.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jmol' do
  action    :install
  version  '14.8.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: jmol,
    Version: 14.8.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jmol
   Name     = 'jmol'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '14.8.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jmol':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '14.8.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install jmol version="14.8.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 04 Feb 2017.


Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry.


  • Free, open-source software licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License
  • Applet, Application, and Systems Integration Component*
  • Multi-language
  • Cross-platform
  • Supports all major web browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Konqueror, IceWeasel, ...
  • High-performance 3D rendering with no hardware requirements
  • File formats (see also the file formats section within Jmol Wiki):
    • MOL MDL / Elsevier / Symyx structure (classic version V2000)
    • V3000 MDL / Elsevier / Symyx structure (new version V3000)
    • SDF MDL / Elsevier / Symyx structure (multiple models)
    • CTFile MDL / Elsevier / Symyx chemical table (generic)
    • CIF Crystallographic Information File - standard from the International Union of Crystallography
    • mmCIF Macromolecular Crystallographic Information File - standard from the International Union of Crystallography
    • CML Chemical Markup Language
    • PDB Protein Data Bank - Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics
    • XYZ XYZ format, XMol file - Minnesota Supercomputer Institute
    • XYZ+vib XYZ format with added vibrational vector information
    • XYZ-FAH XYZ format for [email protected]
    • MOL2 Sybyl, Tripos
    • Alchemy Tripos
    • CSF Fujitsu CAChe chemical structure, now Fujitsu Sygress
    • GAMESS General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System output (both US and UK variants) - Gordon Research Group, Iowa State University
    • Gaussian Gaussian 94/98/03 output - Gaussian, Inc.
    • Cube Gaussian, Inc.
    • Ghemical The Ghemical computational chemistry package
    • MM1GP Ghemical molecular mechanics file
    • HIN HIN / HIV files from HyperChem - Hypercube, Inc.
    • Jaguar Schrodinger, LLC
    • MOLPRO Molpro output
    • MOPAC MOPAC 93/97/2002 output (public domain)
    • MGF MOPAC 2007 (v.7.101) graphf output (public domain)
    • NWCHEM NWChem output - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • odydata Odyssey data - WaveFunction, Inc.
    • xodydata Odyssey XML data - WaveFunction, Inc.
    • QOUT Q-Chem, Inc.
    • SHELX Structural Chemistry Department, University of Göttingen (Germany)
    • SMOL Spartan data - Wavefunction, Inc.
    • spinput Spartan data - Wavefunction, Inc.
    • GRO Gromos87 format from GROMACS
    • PQR Modified pdb format including charge and radius
    • Amber The Amber package of molecular simulation programs
    • JME Java Molecular Editor - Peter Ertl
    • CASTEP The CASTEP software package, uses density functional theory
    • FHI-aims Full-potential / all-electron electronic structure theory with local orbitals - Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    • VASP VASP / VAMP / Vienna ab-initio simulation package
    • DGrid Miroslav Kohout, Max-Planck Institute
    • ADF ADF output - Amsterdam Density Functional
    • XSD Accelrys Materials Studio
    • AGL ArgusLab
    • DFT Wien2k
    • AMPAC AMPAC output - Semichem, Inc.
    • WebMO WebMO interface to computational chemistry packages
    • Molden Electron density / molecular orbitals
    • PSI3 Output files from the PSI3 suite of quantum chemical programs
    • CRYSTAL Output files from CRYSTAL, a computational tool for solid state chemistry and physics. Theoretical Chemistry Group, Univ. Torino, Italy.
  • Files which are compressed with gzip will automatically be decompressed
  • Animations
  • Vibrations
  • Surfaces
  • Orbitals
  • Support for unit cell and symmetry operations
  • Schematic shapes for secondary structures in biomolecules
  • Measurements of distance, angle, torsion angle
  • Support for RasMol/Chime scripting language
  • JavaScript support library (Jmol.js)
  • Exports to jpg, png, gif, ppm, pdf, POV-Ray, Gaussian, Maya, vrml, x3d, idtf, web page.

$packageName = 'Jmol'

$url        = ''
$Checksum   = '79058f234766cbb6e9471e450d9da76f11a16560de6dfcf0ef30930360b6ec5b'
$installDir = Split-Path -parent $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path

$installArgs = @{
   packageName   = $packageName
   url           = $url
   Checksum      = $Checksum
   ChecksumType  = 'sha256'
   UnzipLocation = $installDir

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @installArgs

$JavaExe = "$env:ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\javaw.exe"
$target = (Get-ChildItem $installDir -filter jmol.jar -Recurse).fullname
$icon = Join-Path $installDir 'tools\Jmol_icon13.ico'
$launcher = Join-Path $installDir 'Jmol Launcher.exe'
$SGpath = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall 'tools\shimgen.exe'

& $SGpath -o $launcher -p $JavaExe -c "-jar '$target'" -i $icon --gui

$shortcut = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) 'Jmol.lnk'

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut -TargetPath $launcher -IconLocation $icon
$desktop = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
$shortcut = Join-Path $desktop 'Jmol.lnk'
if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($shortcut)) {
    Write-Debug "Found the desktop shortcut. Deleting it..."
import-module au

$Release = ''

function global:au_GetLatest {
   $download_page = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $Release

   $regex = '^.*?/(.*?\.zip).*'
   $urlstub = ($download_page.links |? href -match 'latest' | select -ExpandProperty title) -replace $regex,'$1'
   $url = '' + ($urlstub -replace ' ','%20')

   $version = ($urlstub -split '-')[1]

   return @{ Version = $version; URL = $url }

function global:au_SearchReplace {
        "tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1" = @{
            "(^[$]url\s*=\s*)('.*')"      = "`$1'$($Latest.URL)'"
            "(^[$]Checksum\s*=\s*)('.*')" = "`$1'$($Latest.Checksum32)'"

update -ChecksumFor 32

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