VIAMD: a Software for Visual Interactive Analysis of Molecular Dynamics

R Skånberg and I Hotz and A Ynnerman and M Linares, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION AND MODELING, 63, 7382-7391 (2023).

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.3c01033

The typical workflow in molecular dynamics (MD) analysis requires several separate tools, often resulting in a lack of synergy and interaction between the individual analysis steps. This article presents VIAMD, an application designed to address this issue by integrating a 3D visualization of molecular trajectories with flexible analysis components. VIAMD uses an interactive scripting interface, allowing for property definition and evaluation. The application provides context- aware suggestions and expression feedback through information and visualizations. The user-defined properties can be explored and analyzed through the various components. This enables correlation with spatial conformations, statistical analysis of distributions, and powerful aggregation of multidimensional properties such as spatial distribution functions. VIAMD has the potential to advance research in many scientific disciplines and is a promising solution for improving the workflow of MD visualization and analysis.

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