This function filters a tridimensional contact matrix (NxNxZ), where N is the residue number and Z is the simulation number) selecting only contacts present in at least P simulations.

filter.cmap(cm, cutoff.sims = NULL)



An array of dimensions NxNxZ or a list of NxN matrices containing binary contact values as obtained from cmap. Here, ‘N’ is the residue number and ‘Z’ the simulation number. The matrix elements should be 1 if two residues are in contact and 0 if they are not in contact.


A single element numeric vector corresponding to the minimum number of simulations a contact between two residues must be present. If not, it will be set to 0 in the output matrix.


The output matrix is a nXn binary matrix (n = residue number). Elements equal to 1 correspond to residues in contact, elements equal to 0 to residues not in contact.

See also


if (FALSE) { ## load example data pdbfile <- system.file("examples/hivp.pdb", package="bio3d") pdb <- read.pdb(pdbfile) trtfile <- system.file("examples/hivp.dcd", package="bio3d") trj <- read.dcd(trtfile, verbose=FALSE) ## split the trj example in two num.of.frames <- dim(trj)[1] trj1 <- trj[1:(num.of.frames/2),] trj2 <- trj[((num.of.frames/2)+1):num.of.frames,] ## Lets work with Calpha atoms only ca.inds <-, "calpha") #noh.inds <-, "noh") ## calculate single contact map matrices cms <- list() cms[[1]] <- cmap(trj1[,ca.inds$xyz], pcut=0.3, scut=0, dcut=7, mask.lower=FALSE) cms[[2]] <- cmap(trj1[,ca.inds$xyz], pcut=0.3, scut=0, dcut=7, mask.lower=FALSE) ## calculate average contact matrix cm.filter <- filter.cmap(cms, cutoff.sims=2) ## plot the result par(pty="s", mfcol=c(1,3)) plot.cmap(cms[[1]]) plot.cmap(cms[[2]]) plot.cmap(cm.filter) }