The Programmer's Guide is still under construction and may contain inaccuracies.
A working knowledge of Python is required for the Programmer's Guide to be useful. The Python Tutorial is recommended for programmers who want a quick introduction to Python. Non-programmers should consult the Introductory Material on Python for some suggestions on where to begin.
The Chimera Programmer's Guide has two major sections:
A search tool is not provided for this locally-installed Chimera documentation, but you can search the Chimera documentation at the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory (CGL) web site. The documentation at the CGL site reflects a current development version of Chimera rather than the version you have installed. Although differences will be usually be minor, you may want to check the locally installed pages corresponding to the CGL pages retrieved in your search.