g_density(1) calculates the density of the system


g_density -f traj.xtc -n index.ndx -s topol.tpr -ei electrons.dat -o density.xvg -[no]h -[no]version -nice int -b time -e time -dt time -[no]w -xvg enum -d string -sl int -dens enum -ng int -[no]symm -[no]center


Compute partial densities across the box, using an index file.

For the total density of NPT simulations, use g_energy instead.

Densities are in kg/m3, and number densities or electron densities can also be calculated. For electron densities, a file describing the number of electrons for each type of atom should be provided using -ei. It should look like:


atomname = nrelectrons

atomname = nrelectrons

The first line contains the number of lines to read from the file. There should be one line for each unique atom name in your system. The number of electrons for each atom is modified by its atomic partial charge.


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

-n index.ndx Input, Opt.
 Index file 

-s topol.tpr Input
 Run input file: tpr tpb tpa 

-ei electrons.dat Input, Opt.
 Generic data file 

-o density.xvg Output
 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

-d string Z
 Take the normal on the membrane in direction X, Y or Z.

-sl int 50
 Divide the box in nr slices.

-dens enum mass
 Density:  mass number charge or  electron

-ng int 1
 Number of groups to compute densities of

 Symmetrize the density along the axis, with respect to the center. Useful for bilayers.

 Shift the center of mass along the axis to zero. This means if your axis is Z and your box is bX, bY, bZ, the center of mass will be at bX/2, bY/2, 0.


- When calculating electron densities, atomnames are used instead of types. This is bad.