g_bond(1) calculates distances between atoms


g_bond -f traj.xtc -n index.ndx -s topol.tpr -o bonds.xvg -l bonds.log -d distance.xvg -[no]h -[no]version -nice int -b time -e time -dt time -[no]w -xvg enum -blen real -tol real -[no]aver -[no]averdist


g_bond makes a distribution of bond lengths. If all is well a Gaussian distribution should be made when using a harmonic potential. Bonds are read from a single group in the index file in order i1-j1 i2-j2 through in-jn.

-tol gives the half-width of the distribution as a fraction of the bondlength ( -blen). That means, for a bond of 0.2 a tol of 0.1 gives a distribution from 0.18 to 0.22.

Option -d plots all the distances as a function of time. This requires a structure file for the atom and residue names in the output. If however the option -averdist is given (as well or separately) the average bond length is plotted instead.


-f traj.xtc Input
 Trajectory: xtc trr trj gro g96 pdb cpt 

-n index.ndx Input
 Index file 

-s topol.tpr Input, Opt.
 Structure+mass(db): tpr tpb tpa gro g96 pdb 

-o bonds.xvg Output
 xvgr/xmgr file 

-l bonds.log Output, Opt.
 Log file 

-d distance.xvg Output, Opt.
 xvgr/xmgr file 


 Print help info and quit

 Print version info and quit

-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 or  none

-blen real -1
 Bond length. By default length of first bond

-tol real 0.1
 Half width of distribution as fraction of blen

 Average bond length distributions

 Average distances (turns on  -d)


- It should be possible to get bond information from the topology.