Supported Applications


  • Description

    an object-oriented Python library to analyze trajectories from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in many popular formats. It can write most of these formats, too, together with atom selections suitable for visualization or native analysis tools.

  • Usage Notes

    MDAnalysis is installed as a Python Module in Python version 2.7.12 on Linux and 2.7.5. on Mac. To use it, set a version override for the proper python version. There is info on how to do that here : https://sbgrid.org/wiki/versions

  • Primary Citation*

    R. J. Gowers, M. Linke, J. Barnoud, T. J. E. Reddy, M. N. Melo, S. L. Seyler, D. L. Dotson, J. Domanski, S. Buchoux, I. M. Kenney, and O. Beckstein. 2016. MDAnalysis: A Python package for the rapid analysis of molecular dynamics simulations. Proceedings of the 15th Python in Science Conference (SCIPY 2016). 102-109.

    N. Michaud-Agrawal, E. J. Denning, T. B. Woolf, and O. Beckstein. 2011. MDAnalysis: A toolkit for the analysis of molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Computational Chemistry. 32(10): 2319-2327.

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  • Citation Note

    Citations for included algorithms and modules can be found at: http://www.mdanalysis.org/docs/documentation_pages/references.html#references-components

  • Keywords

    Python Module

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  0.16.1
    OS X INTEL:  0.16.1

  • Developers

    Oliver Beckstein, Naveen Michaud-Agrawal, Elizabeth Denning, Thomas Woolf, Tyler Reddy, Jan Domański, Max Linke, Richard Gowers, Jonathan Barnoud, Manuel Melo, Sean Seyler, David Dotson, Ian Kenney, Sébastien Buchoux.