gmx-editconf man page
gmx-editconf — Convert and manipulates structure files gmx editconf converts generic structure format to .gro, .g96 or .pdb. where veclen is the size of the cubic box times sqrt(3)/2. Options to specify input files: Options to specify output files: Other options: gmx(1) 2016, GROMACS development team gmx(1).
gmx editconf [-f [<.gro/.g96/...>]] [-n [<.ndx>]] [-bf [<.dat>]]
[-o [<.gro/.g96/...>]] [-mead [<.pqr>]] [-[no]w]
[-[no]ndef] [-bt <enum>] [-box <vector>]
[-angles <vector>] [-d <real>] [-[no]c]
[-center <vector>] [-aligncenter <vector>]
[-align <vector>] [-translate <vector>]
[-rotate <vector>] [-[no]princ] [-scale <vector>]
[-density <real>] [-[no]pbc] [-resnr <int>] [-[no]grasp]
[-rvdw <real>] [-[no]sig56] [-[no]vdwread] [-[no]atom]
[-[no]legend] [-label <string>] [-[no]conect]
The box can be modified with options -box, -d and -angles. Both -box and -d will center the system in the box, unless -noc is used.
Option -bt determines the box type: triclinic is a triclinic box, cubic is a rectangular box with all sides equal dodecahedron represents a rhombic dodecahedron and octahedron is a truncated octahedron. The last two are special cases of a triclinic box. The length of the three box vectors of the truncated octahedron is the shortest distance between two opposite hexagons. Relative to a cubic box with some periodic image distance, the volume of a dodecahedron with this same periodic distance is 0.71 times that of the cube, and that of a truncated octahedron is 0.77 times.
Option -box requires only one value for a cubic, rhombic dodecahedral, or truncated octahedral box.
With -d and a triclinic box the size of the system in the x-, y-, and z-directions is used. With -d and cubic, dodecahedron or octahedron boxes, the dimensions are set to the diameter of the system (largest distance between atoms) plus twice the specified distance.
Option -angles is only meaningful with option -box and a triclinic box and cannot be used with option -d.
When -n or -ndef is set, a group can be selected for calculating the size and the geometric center, otherwise the whole system is used.
-rotate rotates the coordinates and velocities.
-princ aligns the principal axes of the system along the coordinate axes, with the longest axis aligned with the x-axis. This may allow you to decrease the box volume, but beware that molecules can rotate significantly in a nanosecond.
Scaling is applied before any of the other operations are performed. Boxes and coordinates can be scaled to give a certain density (option -density). Note that this may be inaccurate in case a .gro file is given as input. A special feature of the scaling option is that when the factor -1 is given in one dimension, one obtains a mirror image, mirrored in one of the planes. When one uses -1 in three dimensions, a point-mirror image is obtained.
Groups are selected after all operations have been applied.
Periodicity can be removed in a crude manner. It is important that the box vectors at the bottom of your input file are correct when the periodicity is to be removed.
When writing .pdb files, B-factors can be added with the -bf option. B-factors are read from a file with with following format: first line states number of entries in the file, next lines state an index followed by a B-factor. The B-factors will be attached per residue unless an index is larger than the number of residues or unless the -atom option is set. Obviously, any type of numeric data can be added instead of B-factors. -legend will produce a row of CA atoms with B-factors ranging from the minimum to the maximum value found, effectively making a legend for viewing.
With the option -mead a special .pdb (.pqr) file for the MEAD electrostatics program (Poisson-Boltzmann solver) can be made. A further prerequisite is that the input file is a run input file. The B-factor field is then filled with the Van der Waals radius of the atoms while the occupancy field will hold the charge.
The option -grasp is similar, but it puts the charges in the B-factor and the radius in the occupancy.
Option -align allows alignment of the principal axis of a specified group against the given vector, with an optional center of rotation specified by -aligncenter.
Finally, with option -label, editconf can add a chain identifier to a .pdb file, which can be useful for analysis with e.g. Rasmol.
To convert a truncated octrahedron file produced by a package which uses a cubic box with the corners cut off (such as GROMOS), use:
More information about GROMACS is available at <http://www.gromacs.org/>.
gmx editconf converts generic structure format to .gro, .g96 or .pdb.
where veclen is the size of the cubic box times sqrt(3)/2.
Options to specify input files:
Options to specify output files:
2016, GROMACS development team