Contact map visualizer
|This code has been put under version control in the project Pymol-script-repo|
Enhanced version of this plugin is now available at CMPyMOL
The contact map visualizer plugin can link contact map images to the residues in PyMOL in a interactive way. Contact maps are pixel graphics where each protein residue corresponds to one line and one row of pixels. Thus for a 100 residue protein, such a image has 100x100 pixels. A common tool to generate such images is g_mdmat from the gromacs package.
contact_map_visualizer [ image_file [, selection ]]
- Tkinter (optional and usually included with PyMOL)
- PIL (optional, for automatically converting XPM images)
Example for installing all dependencies on a Ubuntu like system:
sudo apt-get install python-tk python-imaging python-pygame
- Navigate to plugins > install
- Locate the downloaded contact_map_visualizer.py file in the dialogbox and select 'OK'
- Quit and Restart 'pymol'
Alternative way: Just run the script, it will provide a command but no menu plugin entry.
Generate Contact Map
To generate contact map of a single PDB. For example contact map for a PDB from RCSB, use the following command
g_mdmat -f <protein.pdb> -s <protein.pdb> -mean contact-map.xpm
To generate a mean contact map form a protein trajectory
g_mdmat -f <trajectory.pdb> -s <starting-frame.pdb> -mean contact-map.xpm
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