GMX-ANGLE(1) GROMACS GMX-ANGLE(1)

# NAME¶

gmx-angle - Calculate distributions and correlations for angles and dihedrals

# SYNOPSIS¶

```gmx angle [-f [<.xtc/.trr/...>]] [-n [<.ndx>]] [-od [<.xvg>]]

[-ov [<.xvg>]] [-of [<.xvg>]] [-ot [<.xvg>]] [-oh [<.xvg>]]

[-oc [<.xvg>]] [-or [<.trr>]] [-b <time>] [-e <time>]

[-dt <time>] [-[no]w] [-xvg <enum>] [-type <enum>]

[-[no]all] [-binwidth <real>] [-[no]periodic]

[-[no]chandler] [-[no]avercorr] [-acflen <int>]

[-[no]normalize] [-P <enum>] [-fitfn <enum>]

[-beginfit <real>] [-endfit <real>]
```

# DESCRIPTION¶

gmx angle computes the angle distribution for a number of angles or dihedrals.

With option -ov, you can plot the average angle of a group of angles as a function of time. With the -all option, the first graph is the average and the rest are the individual angles.

With the -of option, gmx angle also calculates the fraction of trans dihedrals (only for dihedrals) as function of time, but this is probably only fun for a select few.

With option -oc, a dihedral correlation function is calculated.

It should be noted that the index file must contain atom triplets for angles or atom quadruplets for dihedrals. If this is not the case, the program will crash.

With option -or, a trajectory file is dumped containing cos and sin of selected dihedral angles, which subsequently can be used as input for a principal components analysis using gmx covar.

Option -ot plots when transitions occur between dihedral rotamers of multiplicity 3 and -oh records a histogram of the times between such transitions, assuming the input trajectory frames are equally spaced in time.

# OPTIONS¶

Options to specify input files:

Trajectory: xtc trr cpt gro g96 pdb tng
Index file

Options to specify output files:

Other options:

Time of first frame to read from trajectory (default unit ps)
Time of last frame to read from trajectory (default unit ps)
Only use frame when t MOD dt = first time (default unit ps)
-[no]w (no)
View output .xvg, .xpm, .eps and .pdb files
xvg plot formatting: xmgrace, xmgr, none
Type of angle to analyse: angle, dihedral, improper, ryckaert-bellemans
-[no]all (no)
Plot all angles separately in the averages file, in the order of appearance in the index file.
binwidth (degrees) for calculating the distribution
-[no]periodic (yes)
Print dihedral angles modulo 360 degrees
-[no]chandler (no)
Use Chandler correlation function (N[trans] = 1, N[gauche] = 0) rather than cosine correlation function. Trans is defined as phi < -60 or phi > 60.
-[no]avercorr (no)
Average the correlation functions for the individual angles/dihedrals
Length of the ACF, default is half the number of frames
-[no]normalize (yes)
Normalize ACF
Order of Legendre polynomial for ACF (0 indicates none): 0, 1, 2, 3
Fit function: none, exp, aexp, exp_exp, exp5, exp7, exp9
Time where to begin the exponential fit of the correlation function
Time where to end the exponential fit of the correlation function, -1 is until the end

# KNOWN ISSUES¶

Counting transitions only works for dihedrals with multiplicity 3