MDAnalysis Repository README
MDAnalysis is a Python library for the analysis of computer simulations of many-body systems at the molecular scale, spanning use cases from interactions of drugs with proteins to novel materials. It is widely used in the scientific community and is written by scientists for scientists.
It works with a wide range of popular simulation packages including Gromacs, Amber, NAMD, CHARMM, DL_Poly, HooMD, LAMMPS and many others — see the lists of supported trajectory formats and topology formats. MDAnalysis also includes widely used analysis algorithms in the MDAnalysis.analysis module.
The MDAnalysis project uses an open governance model and is fiscally sponsored by NumFOCUS. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the project pay for developer time, professional services, travel, workshops, and a variety of other needs.
This project is bound by a Code of Conduct.
Example analysis script
import MDAnalysis as mda # Load simulation results with a single line u = mda.Universe('topol.tpr','traj.trr') # Select atoms ag = u.select_atoms('name OH') # Atom data made available as Numpy arrays ag.positions ag.velocities ag.forces # Iterate through trajectories for ts in u.trajectory: print(ag.center_of_mass())
There are a number of tutorials on the MDAnalysis homepage that explain how to conduct RMSD calculations, Alignment and many more features of MDAnalysis.
Source code is hosted in a git repository at
and is available under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (see the file LICENSE).
This is the top level of the master repository. It contains
the MDAnalysis toolkit source files in the directory
the unit tests together with any input files required for running those tests in the directory
maintainer contains scripts only needed for
maintaining releases and are not generally useful for the user or the
(For more details on the directory layout see Issue 87 on the MDAnalysis issue tracker.)
Guide for Developers
To set up a development environment and run the test suite you can use this guide. If you are a new developer who would like to start contributing to MDAnalysis, you can help increase our code coverage, the guides explain how to find uncovered code.
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