gmx gyrate computes the radius of gyration of a molecule and the radii of gyration about the x-, y- and z-axes, as a function of time. The atoms are explicitly mass weighted.
The axis components corresponds to the mass-weighted root-mean-square of the radii components orthogonal to each axis, for example:
Rg(x) = sqrt((sum_i m_i (R_i(y)2 + R_i(z)2))/(sum_i m_i)).
With the -nmol option the radius of gyration will be calculated for multiple molecules by splitting the analysis group in equally sized parts.
With the option -nz 2D radii of gyration in the x-y plane of slices along the z-axis are calculated.
Options to specify input and output files:
-f [<.xtc/.trr/...>] (traj.xtc) (Input)
Trajectory: xtc trr cpt trj gro g96 pdb tng
-s [<.tpr/.tpb/...>] (topol.tpr) (Input)
Structure+mass(db): tpr tpb tpa gro g96 pdb brk ent
-n [<.ndx>] (index.ndx) (Input, Optional)
-o [<.xvg>] (gyrate.xvg) (Output)
-acf [<.xvg>] (moi-acf.xvg) (Output, Optional)
-nice <int> (19)
Set the nicelevel
-b <time> (0)
First frame (ps) to read from trajectory
-e <time> (0)
Last frame (ps) to read from trajectory
-dt <time> (0)
Only use frame when t MOD dt = first time (ps)
View output .xvg, .xpm, .eps and .pdb files
-xvg <enum> (xmgrace)
xvg plot formatting: xmgrace, xmgr, none
-nmol <int> (1)
The number of molecules to analyze
Use absolute value of the charge of an atom as weighting factor instead of mass
Calculate the radii of gyration about the principal axes.
Calculate the moments of inertia (defined by the principal axes).
-nz <int> (0)
Calculate the 2D radii of gyration of this number of slices along the z-axis
-acflen <int> (-1)
Length of the ACF, default is half the number of frames
-P <enum> (0)
Order of Legendre polynomial for ACF (0 indicates none): 0, 1, 2, 3
-fitfn <enum> (none)
Fit function: none, exp, aexp, exp_exp, vac, exp5, exp7, exp9, erffit
-beginfit <real> (0)
Time where to begin the exponential fit of the correlation function
-endfit <real> (-1)
Time where to end the exponential fit of the correlation function, -1 is until the end