AutoDock is an open-source program for doing molecular docking, significantly improves the average accuracy of the binding mode predictions compared to AutoDock 4
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The information here is applicable to LSU HPC and LONI systems.
A user may choose between using /bin/bash and /bin/tcsh. Details about each shell follows.
System resource file: /etc/profile
When one access the shell, the following user files are read in if they exist (in order):
- ~/.bash_profile (anything sent to STDOUT or STDERR will cause things like rsync to break)
- ~/.bashrc (interactive login only)
When a user logs out of an interactive session, the file ~/.bash_logout is executed if it exists.
The default value of the environmental variable, PATH, is set automatically using SoftEnv. See below for more information.
The file ~/.cshrc is used to customize the user's environment if his login shell is /bin/tcsh.
SoftEnv is a utility that is supposed to help users manage complex user environments with potentially conflicting application versions and libraries.
System Default Path
When a user logs in, the system /etc/profile or /etc/csh.cshrc (depending on login shell, and mirrored from csm:/cfmroot/etc/profile) calls /usr/local/packages/softenv-1.6.2/bin/use.softenv.sh to set up the default path via the SoftEnv database.
SoftEnv looks for a user's ~/.soft file and updates the variables and paths accordingly.
Viewing Available Packages
The command softenv will provide a list of available packages. The listing will look something like:
$ softenv These are the macros available: * @default These are the keywords explicitly available: +amber-8 Applications: 'Amber', version: 8 Amber is a +apache-ant-1.6.5 Ant, Java based XML make system version: 1.6. +charm-5.9 Applications: 'Charm++', version: 5.9 Charm++ +default this is the default environment...nukes /etc/ +essl-4.2 Libraries: 'ESSL', version: 4.2 ESSL is a sta +gaussian-03 Applications: 'Gaussian', version: 03 Gaussia ... some stuff deleted ...
The file ~/.soft in the user's home directory is where the different packages are managed. Add the +keyword into your .soft file. For instance, ff one wants to add the Amber Molecular Dynamics package into their environment, the end of the .soft file should look like this:
To update the environment after modifying this file, one simply uses the resoft command:
The command soft can be used to manipulate the environment from the command line. It takes the form:
$ soft add/delete +keyword
Using this method of adding or removing keywords requires the user to pay attention to possible order dependencies. That is, best results require the user to remove keywords in the reverse order in which they were added. It is handy to test out individual keys, but can lead to trouble if changing multiple keys. Changing the .soft file and issuing the resoft is the recommended way of dealing with multiple changes.
AutoDock Vina can use multiple cores in computation by adding --cpu arg .
The usage summary can be obtained with "vina --help": Input: --receptor arg rigid part of the receptor (PDBQT) --flex arg flexible side chains, if any (PDBQT) --ligand arg ligand (PDBQT) Search space (required): --center_x arg X coordinate of the center --center_y arg Y coordinate of the center --center_z arg Z coordinate of the center --size_x arg size in the X dimension (Angstroms) --size_y arg size in the Y dimension (Angstroms) --size_z arg size in the Z dimension (Angstroms) Output (optional): --out arg output models (PDBQT), the default is chosen based the ligand file name --log arg optionally, write log file Misc (optional): --cpu arg the number of CPUs to use (the default is to try to detect the number of CPUs or, failing that, use 1) --seed arg explicit random seed --exhaustiveness arg (=8) exhaustiveness of the global search (roughly proportional to time): 1+ --num_modes arg (=9) maximum number of binding modes to generate --energy_range arg (=3) maximum energy difference between the best binding mode and the worst one displayed (kcal/mol) Configuration file (optional): --config arg the above options can be put here Information (optional): --help display usage summary --help_advanced display usage summary with advanced options --version display program version For convenience, some command line options can be placed into a configuration file. e.g. receptor = hsg1/rigid.pdbqt ligand = ligand.pdbqt center_x = 2 center_y = 6 center_z = -7 size_x = 25 size_y = 25 size_z = 25 energy_range = 4
- The AutoDock Vina home page has a variety of resources that may be of interest.
Last modified: April 04 2016 15:23:17.