[gmx-users] g_rotacf
rams rams
rams.crux at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 03:13:39 CEST 2008
Hi Xavier,
I have a question about the accuracy of the correlation times obtained using
gromacs tools. (I am getting these by integrating the output .xvg file of
g_rotacf using g_analyze). Since the experimental values are not available
to compare, I am not so sure about the correlation times I am getting. They
are of the order of 0.4 to 0.8ns for various N-H vectors. I believe the
values depends upon the range of time frames we use to fit with the legendre
polynomials. I am using second order legendre polynomial to fit the frames.
Can you give me any general suggestions to follow to obtain the reasonable
correlation time values with MD simulations.
Ram.
On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Xavier Periole <X.Periole at rug.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 09:45:34 -0400
> "rams rams" <rams.crux at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Xavier,
>>
>> I am extremely sorry for incomplete information. But this is a follow up
>> to
>> my previous two emails. Unfortunately I havent received any suggestions
>> for
>> them and it appears like you too missed them. For more clarity I am
>> pasting
>> them here again:
>>
> Well if you do not get an answer that is probably that your post is not
> really asking a quick "answerable" question and you might want to
> re-formulate your post or dig a bit to make things easier.
>
>> To calculate the rotational auto correlation functions, the command
>> mentioned in the maual is:
>>
>> g_rotacf -P 1 -nparm 2 -fft -n index -o .xvg -fa -beginfit -endfit
>>
>> what are the -nparm and -fa options are meant for ?
>>
> This is an old exemple ... a bad one! Those options do not seem to exist
> anymore! Never knew they existed!
> you can grep "\-nparm" and "\-fa" in tools/*.c and you'll see they
> only appear in gmx_rotacf.c
> anyways These things are probably taken care of more invisibly.
> -nparm seems to give the number of parameters in the function to fit
> -fa the function to fit
>
> now: -nparm do not exist and -fa is -fitfn, most likely!
>
> This exemple should be removed and replaced! Just look at the
> options\listed when you type g_rotacf -h.
>
>> Also do we need to use -fitfn option to obtain the rotational auto
>> correlation functions ??
>>
> No, -fitfn defines the type of function you'd use to fit the correlation
> function, which itself is written cause -o rotacf.xvg ...
>
> XAvier.
>
>
>> Ram.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear users,
>>
>> I have given a command like the following to calculate the rotational auto
>> correlation function:
>>
>> g_rotacf -f .trr -s .tpr -P 2 -fft -o .xvg -b 0000 -e 10000 -n .ndx -d
>>
>> I want to use the second order Legendre polynomial to fit. I integrated
>> the
>> resulting .xvg file, to obtain the correlation time using:
>>
>> g_analyze -f .xvg -integrate
>>
>> The output is the following. Could some one help me in understanding it
>> betterly.
>>
>> Calculating the integral using the trapezium rule
>> Integral 1 120.92840 +/- 0.00000
>> std. dev. relative deviation of
>> standard --------- cumulants from those of
>> set average deviation sqrt(n-1) a Gaussian distribition
>> cum. 3 cum. 4
>> SS1 2.428352e-02 2.972849e-02 4.204243e-04 9.301 120.228
>>
>>
>> Which value corresponds to correlation time and in which units (its in ps
>> I
>> suppose) ?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Ram.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 2:32 AM, Xavier Periole <X.Periole at rug.nl> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 23:40:14 -0400
>>> "rams rams" <rams.crux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I am so surprised for not finding any one who have better experience
>>>> with
>>>> g_rotacf. I have been playing around with it and the time correlation
>>>> value
>>>> I got by g_rotacf is so small in comparison to the time correlation
>>>> value
>>>> I
>>>> calcualted using the hydrodynamic radius of the protein. The value is
>>>> nearly
>>>> 10 times less. Can some one give me a better idea about g_rotacf.
>>>>
>>>> Many people have certainly used g_rotacf to get ACFs of different
>>> observables.
>>>
>>> Anyways the way you describe your system, command line and your problem
>>> does
>>> does not help anyone to help you. Read your message above and think about
>>> what
>>> you would answer! You've played around with g_rotacf therefore you know
>>> it
>>> is not straightforward to give you the magic command.
>>>
>>> XAvier.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Ram.
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
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>>> University of Groningen
>>> The Netherlands
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>
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