[gmx-developers] Lowpass trajectory implementation
jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Apr 13 00:25:35 CEST 2017
It sounds like you may want to start by looking at gmx filter -ol and the
On 4/12/17 1:50 PM, John Haberstroh wrote:
> Hello Mark,
> Thank you for the suggestion, but as you suggested it kind of misses the point
> of what I was asking. Maybe *I* misunderstand the -aver option in g_energy if
> that's the case. I'll give an example of what I want.
> I want an additional trajectory output that averages over all steps (every 2fs),
> but I want it to be output every 10ps. This should result in a fairly smooth
> trajectory without sacrificing temporal resolution below 10ps. I am referring to
> this averaging procedure as "lowpass" filtering, though the square window form
> would need to be more complicated to be strictly a lowpass filter.
> Alongside that, I want the instantaneous samples at every 10ps (i.e. the current
> .xtc output), which includes fluctuations with random phases from frequency
> components with periods much higher than 10ps, but in exchange obeys boltzmann
> If I could do it "in post", I would be fine, but I can't do it in post without
> writing out every single time step, which is far too resource intensive for my
> ps: I was subscribed to digest so I apologize if this does not remain within the
> original thread, but I have fixed it now, so there should be no further issues.
> Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:55:01 +0100
> From: David van der Spoel <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se <mailto:spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>>
> To: gmx-developers at gromacs.org <mailto:gmx-developers at gromacs.org>
> Subject: Re: [gmx-developers] Lowpass trajectory implementation
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> On 12/04/17 16:30, John Haberstroh wrote:
> > Hello developers,
> > I am interested in implementing a lowpass filter system for position and
> > dihedral trajectories akin to the -aver option in g_energy ("Also print
> > the exact average and rmsd stored in the energy frames (only when 1 term
> > is requested)") . I have found that a lot of computational effort goes
> > into eliminating aliased noise from very high frequencies in these
> > position coordinates, and it would be nice to turn this noise down a few
> > decibels. As it stands, it is not even possible to output dihedrals
> > during simulation though they are ostensibly be computed, let alone to
> > print moving averages alongside samples. That said, my first step would
> > be doing these averages for atomic positions as it would be (maybe)
> > pretty benign to extract dihedrals from the filtered atomic positions.
> > I understand that averaged positions will not necessarily be physical
> > configurations and do not obey boltzmann statistics. I am interested in
> > this procedure for the sake of getting a degree of spectral
> > separability. I also realize that the fluctuations will have to be
> > captured in a covariance matrix to be appropriately described. These
> > concerns are secondary to getting a signal with some semblance of low
> > pass filtering.
> > Any recommendations of where I should start for storing a rolling mean
> > of atomic positions? I can probably piggy back on the trajectory dump
> > procedures without issue if I can update this rolling mean every
> > timestep, so if you know where I can create a new array that is
> > persistent throughout the simulation, that would be the right kind of tip.
> I must say it is not clear to me what you would get out of this, but
> making a variant of gmx trjconv that reads the first N frames and writes
> out the time averaged coordinates to a new trajectory could do the
> trick. A couple of lines of code should suffice.
> > Thanks!
> > John
> > PS: I have edited gromacs source before, but only "brute forcing" a
> > modification to the pull.c function for alternative biased sampling,
> > which did not require generating any new persistent data variables. I do
> > have some experience with the gromacs internals, though!
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