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= ACPYPE =

A tool based in Python to use Antechamber to generate topologies for chemical
compounds and to interface with others python applications like CCPN or ARIA.

acpype is pronounced as "ace + pipe"

Topologies files to be generated so far: CNS/XPLOR, GROMACS, CHARMM and AMBER.

NB: Topologies generated by acpype/Antechamber are based on General Amber Force
Field (GAFF) and should be used only with compatible forcefields like AMBER and
its variant.

Several flavours of AMBER FF are ported already for GROMACS (see ffamber:
http://ffamber.cnsm.csulb.edu/) as well as to XPLOR/CNS (see xplor-nih:
http://ambermd.org/xplor-nih.html) and CHARMM.

This code is released under GNU General Public License V3.

      <<<  NO WARRANTY AT ALL!!!  >>>

It was inspired by:

- amb2gmx.pl (Eric Sorin, David Mobley and John Chodera)
  and depends on Antechamber and Openbabel

- YASARA Autosmiles:
  http://www.yasara.org/autosmiles.htm (Elmar Krieger)

- topolbuild (Bruce Ray)

- xplo2d (G.J. Kleywegt)

For Antechamber, please cite:
1.  Wang, J., Wang, W., Kollman P. A.; Case, D. A. "Automatic atom type and
    bond type perception in molecular mechanical calculations". Journal of
    Molecular Graphics and Modelling , 25, 2006, 247260.
2.  Wang, J., Wolf, R. M.; Caldwell, J. W.; Kollman, P. A.; Case, D. A.
    "Development and testing of a general AMBER force field". Journal of
    Computational Chemistry, 25, 2004, 1157-1174.

If you use this code, I am glad if you cite:

SOUSA DA SILVA, A. W.; VRANKEN, W. F.; LAUE, E. D. ACPYPE - AnteChamber
PYthon Parser Interface. Manuscript to be submitted.

Alan Wilter S. da Silva, D.Sc. - CCPN Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.
80 Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1GA, UK.
>>http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/~awd28<<

alanwilter _at_ gmail _dot_ com

= How To Use ACPYPE =

== Introduction ==

To run *acpype* with its all functionalities, you need *ANTECHAMBER* from package
[http://amber.scripps.edu/#AmberTools AmberTools] and
[http://openbabel.org/wiki/Main_Page Open Babel] if your input files are of PDB
format.

However, if one wants *acpype* just to emulate *amb2gmx.pl*, one needs nothing
at all but *[http://www.python.org Python]*.

At the moment, *acpype* is only available for download via *svn*:

  * `svn checkout http://acpype.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ acpype`

Yet, if some reason you cannot use *svn*, one still can get *acpype* with:

  * `wget http://acpype.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/acpype.py`

But be aware that one may run in extra troubles and I am not willing to support
this way.

== To Test ==

At folder *acpype/test*, type:

  * `../acpype.py -i FFF.pdb`

It'll create a folder called *FFF.acpype*, and inside it one may find topology
files for GROMACS and CNS/XPLOR.

To get help and more information, type:

  * `../acpype.py -h`

== To Install ==

At folder *acpype*, type:

  * `ln -s $PWD/acpype.py /usr/local/bin/acpype`

And re-login or start another shell session.

== To Verify with GMX ==
{{{
cd FFF.acpype/
grompp -c FFF_GMX.gro -p FFF_GMX.top -f em.mdp -o em.tpr
mdrun -v -deffnm em
# And if you have VMD
vmd em.gro em.trr

# For MD, do:
grompp -c em.gro -p FFF_GMX.top -f md.mdp -o md.tpr
mdrun -v -deffnm md
vmd md.gro md.trr

# with openmpi, for a dual core
grompp -c FFF_GMX.gro -p FFF_GMX.top -f em.mdp -o em.tpr
om-mpirun -n 2 mdrun_mpi -v -deffnm em
grompp -c em.gro -p FFF_GMX.top -f md.mdp -o md.tpr
om-mpirun -n 2 mdrun_mpi -v -deffnm md
vmd md.gro md.trr
}}}

== To Emulate _[http://ffamber.cnsm.csulb.edu/tools.html amb2gmx.pl]_ ==

For any given *prmtop* and *inpcrd* files (outputs from AMBER LEaP), type:

  * ` acpype -p FFF_AC.prmtop -x FFF_AC.inpcrd`

The output files `FFF_GMX.gro` and `FFF_GMX.top` will be generated at the same
folder of the input files.

== To Verify with CNS/XPLOR ==
At folder *FFF.acpype*, type:

  * `cns < FFF_CNS.inp`

== To Verify with NAMD ==

  * see [TutorialNAMD]

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