Sampling Functions¶
This module defines functions for generating alternate conformations along normal modes.

deformAtoms
(atoms, mode, rmsd=None, replace=False, scale=None)[source]¶ Generate a new coordinate set for atoms along the mode. atoms must be a
AtomGroup
instance. New coordinate set will be appended to atoms. If rmsd is provided, mode will be scaled to generate a coordinate set with given RMSD distance to the active coordinate set.

sampleModes
(modes, atoms=None, n_confs=1000, rmsd=1.0)[source]¶ Returns an ensemble of randomly sampled conformations along given modes. If atoms are provided, sampling will be around its active coordinate set. Otherwise, sampling is around the 0 coordinate set.
Parameters:  modes (
Mode
,ModeSet
,PCA
,ANM
orNMA
) – modes along which sampling will be performed  atoms (
Atomic
) – atoms whose active coordinate set will be used as the initial conformation  n_confs – number of conformations to generate, default is 1000
 rmsd (float) – average RMSD that the conformations will have with respect to the initial conformation, default is 1.0 Å
Returns: For given normal modes and their eigenvalues , a new conformation is sampled using the relation:
is the active coordinate set of atoms. are normally distributed random numbers generated for conformation using
numpy.random.randn()
.RMSD of the new conformation from can be calculated as
Average of the generated conformations from the initial conformation is:
From this relation scaling factor obtained using the relation
Note that random numbers are generated before conformations are sampled, hence exact value of is known from this relation to ensure that the generated ensemble will have user given average rmsd value.
Note that if modes are from a
PCA
, variances are used instead of inverse eigenvalues, i.e. .See also
showEllipsoid()
. modes (

traverseMode
(mode, atoms, n_steps=10, rmsd=1.5)[source]¶ Generates a trajectory along a given mode, which can be used to animate fluctuations in an external program.
Parameters:  mode (
Mode
) – mode along which a trajectory will be generated  atoms (
Atomic
) – atoms whose active coordinate set will be used as the initial conformation  n_steps (int) – number of steps to take along each direction,
for example, for
n_steps=10
, 20 conformations will be generated along the first mode, default is 10.  rmsd (float) – maximum RMSD that the conformations will have with respect to the initial conformation, default is 1.5 Å
Returns: For given normal mode , its eigenvalue , number of steps , and maximum conformations are generated.
is the active coordinate set of atoms. , where is found using , where is the number of atoms.
 mode (