Writing your own analysis module#

To write your own analysis module you can use the example given below. As all MAICoS modules this inherits from the maicos.core.base.AnalysisBase class.

The example will calculate the average box volume and stores the result within the result object of the class.

import logging

import numpy as np

from maicos.core import AnalysisBase

Creating a logger makes debugging easier.

In the following the example of an analysis class.

class AnalysisExample(AnalysisBase):
    """Analysis class calcuting the average box volume.

    atomgroup : AtomGroup
       Atomgroup on which the analysis is executed
    output : str
        Output filename
    temperature : str
        Reference temperature (K)

    results.volume: float
        averaged box volume (ų)

    def __init__(self,

        self.temperature = temperature
        self.output = output

    def _prepare(self):
        """Set things up before the analysis loop begins."""
        # self.atomgroup refers to the provided `atomgroup`
        # self._universe refers to full universe of given `atomgroup`
        self.volume = 0

    def _single_frame(self):
        """Calculate data from a single frame of trajectory.

        Don't worry about normalising, just deal with a single frame.
        # Current frame index: self._frame_index
        # Current timestep object: self._ts

        volume = self._ts.volume
        self.volume += volume

        # Eeach module should return a characteristic scalar which is used
        # by MAICoS to estimate correlations of an Analysis.
        return volume

    def _conclude(self):
        """Finalise the results you've gathered.

        Called at the end of the run() method to finish everything up.
        self.results.volume = self.volume / self.n_frames
        logger.info("Average volume of the simulation box "
                    f"{self.results.volume:.2f} ų")

    def save(self):
        """Save results to a file.

        Called at the end of the run() method after _conclude.
                     columns='volume / ų')

Now run your new module as all the other modules.

Using your modules from the command line#

To add your custom module to the MAICoS CLI first create a .maicos folder in your home directory. Afterwards, copy your analysis module file to this folder. MAICoS will detect all modules within the .maicos folder based on a maicos_custom_modules.py file. Create this file based on the example below and adjust the name of your module accordingly.

#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- Mode: python; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode:nil; coding:utf-8 -*-
# Copyright (c) 2022 Authors and contributors
# (see the file AUTHORS for the full list of names)
# Released under the GNU Public Licence, v2 or any higher version
# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later
custom module entry point

Entry point for custom modules.

from own_module import *  # noqa: F401, F403

custom_modules = ['AnalysisExample']

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