[gmx-developers] g_anaeig generates wrong extreme projections when more than one eigenvector is analyzed

Ivan Gushchin vangmf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 18:40:06 CET 2012


There seems to be a bug in g_anaeig (4.5.3) related to the determination of
the extreme (structural) projections of the trajectory on the eigenvector,
when more than one eigenvector is analyzed. When I use different numbers of
the eigenvectors for analysis of the extreme projections, the generated
fluctuations for the same eigenvector differ in amplitude. The problem
results, as I understand, from the fact that the maximum and minimum
projections used for the generation of the output files (gmx_anaeig.c lines
663-665) come from the last analyzed eigenvector (defined by -last).

lines 624-636, determination of the extreme projections:

for(v=0; v<noutvec_extr; v++) {
    for(i=0; i<nframes; i++) {
      if (inprod[v][i]<inprod[v][imin[v]])
      if (inprod[v][i]>inprod[v][imax[v]])
    *fprintf(stderr,"%7d     %10.6f %10.1f %10.6f %10.1f\n",

lines 663-665, generation of the output coordinates:

xread[index[i]][d] =
          (xav[i][d] + (*min**(nextr-frame-1)+*max**frame)/(nextr-1)

As it can be seen, for all the eigenvectors the values of the extreme
projections used are the same, which is incorrect, as the vectors are
normalized but fluctuations along different vectors do differ in amplitude.
It can be healed by the following modification:

xread[index[i]][d] =
          (xav[i][d] + (*inprod[v][imin[v]]**(nextr-frame-1)+*

Could someone check if this is correct?

Please excuse me if I post to the wrong mailing list.

All the best,
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