espressomd.MDA_ESP package

Module contents

This modules exposes ESPResSo’s coordinates and particle attributes to MDAnalysis without the need to save any information to files.

The main class is Stream, which is used to initialize the stream of data to MDAnalysis’ readers. These are the topology reader ESPParser and the coordinates reader ESPReader.

A minimal working example is the following:

>>> import espressomd
>>> from espressomd import MDA_ESP
>>> import MDAnalysis as mda
>>> # system setup
>>> system = espressomd.System(box_l=[10., 10., 10.])
>>> system.time_step = 1.
>>> = 1.
>>> system.part.add(id=0, pos=[1., 2., 3.])
>>> # set up the stream
>>> eos = MDA_ESP.Stream(system)
>>> # feed Universe with a topology and coordinates
>>> u = mda.Universe(eos.topology, eos.trajectory)
>>> print(u)
<Universe with 1 atoms>
class espressomd.MDA_ESP.ESPParser(filename, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: MDAnalysis.topology.base.TopologyReaderBase

An MDAnalysis reader of ESPResSo’s topology.

format = 'ESP'

Access ESPResSo data and return the topology object.


top – a topology object

Return type


class espressomd.MDA_ESP.ESPReader(filename, convert_units=True, n_atoms=None, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: MDAnalysis.coordinates.base.SingleFrameReaderBase

An MDAnalysis single frame reader for the stream provided by Stream.

format = 'ESP'
units = {'length': 'nm', 'time': None, 'velocity': 'nm/ps'}
class espressomd.MDA_ESP.Stream(system)[source]

Bases: object

Create an object that provides a MDAnalysis topology and a coordinate reader

>>> eos = MDA_ESP.Stream(system)
>>> u = mda.Universe(eos.topology, eos.trajectory)

system (espressomd.system.System)

property trajectory

Particles’ coordinates at the current time


stream – A stream in the format that can be parsed by ESPReader

Return type


class espressomd.MDA_ESP.Timestep(n_atoms, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: MDAnalysis.coordinates.base.Timestep

property dimensions

unitcell dimensions (A, B, C, alpha, beta, gamma)

lengths a, b, c are in the MDAnalysis length unit (Å), and angles are in degrees.

Setting dimensions will populate the underlying native format description of box dimensions