gmx-bundle - Man Page

Analyze bundles of axes, e.g., helices


gmx bundle [-f [<.xtc/.trr/...>]] [-s [<.tpr/.gro/...>]] [-n [<.ndx>]]
           [-ol [<.xvg>]] [-od [<.xvg>]] [-oz [<.xvg>]]
           [-ot [<.xvg>]] [-otr [<.xvg>]] [-otl [<.xvg>]]
           [-ok [<.xvg>]] [-okr [<.xvg>]] [-okl [<.xvg>]]
           [-oa [<.pdb>]] [-b <time>] [-e <time>] [-dt <time>]
           [-tu <enum>] [-xvg <enum>] [-na <int>] [-[no]z]


gmx bundle analyzes bundles of axes. The axes can be for instance helix axes. The program reads two index groups and divides both of them in -na parts. The centers of mass of these parts define the tops and bottoms of the axes. Several quantities are written to file: the axis length, the distance and the z-shift of the axis mid-points with respect to the average center of all axes, the total tilt, the radial tilt and the lateral tilt with respect to the average axis.

With options -ok, -okr and -okl the total, radial and lateral kinks of the axes are plotted. An extra index group of kink atoms is required, which is also divided into -na parts. The kink angle is defined as the angle between the kink-top and the bottom-kink vectors.

With option -oa the top, mid (or kink when -ok is set) and bottom points of each axis are written to a .pdb file each frame. The residue numbers correspond to the axis numbers. When viewing this file with Rasmol, use the command line option -nmrpdb, and type set axis true to display the reference axis.


Options to specify input files:

-f [<.xtc/.trr/...>] (traj.xtc)

Trajectory: xtc trr cpt gro g96 pdb tng

-s [<.tpr/.gro/...>] (topol.tpr)

Structure+mass(db): tpr gro g96 pdb brk ent

-n [<.ndx>] (index.ndx) (Optional)

Index file

Options to specify output files:

-ol [<.xvg>] (bun_len.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-od [<.xvg>] (bun_dist.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-oz [<.xvg>] (bun_z.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-ot [<.xvg>] (bun_tilt.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-otr [<.xvg>] (bun_tiltr.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-otl [<.xvg>] (bun_tiltl.xvg)

xvgr/xmgr file

-ok [<.xvg>] (bun_kink.xvg) (Optional)

xvgr/xmgr file

-okr [<.xvg>] (bun_kinkr.xvg) (Optional)

xvgr/xmgr file

-okl [<.xvg>] (bun_kinkl.xvg) (Optional)

xvgr/xmgr file

-oa [<.pdb>] (axes.pdb) (Optional)

Protein data bank file

Other options:

-b <time> (0)

Time of first frame to read from trajectory (default unit ps)

-e <time> (0)

Time of last frame to read from trajectory (default unit ps)

-dt <time> (0)

Only use frame when t MOD dt = first time (default unit ps)

-tu <enum> (ps)

Unit for time values: fs, ps, ns, us, ms, s

-xvg <enum> (xmgrace)

xvg plot formatting: xmgrace, xmgr, none

-na <int> (0)

Number of axes

-[no]z (no)

Use the z-axis as reference instead of the average axis

See Also


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Referenced By


Jan 30, 2024 GROMACS