AMBER Archive (2009)

Subject: Re: [AMBER] Contour plot

From: Gustavo Seabra (
Date: Thu Apr 02 2009 - 14:47:14 CDT

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Beale, John <> wrote:
> I am working with a 35-residue peptide. I would like to do a contour
> plot with residue number on the x-axis, MD time along the y-axis, and
> percentage alpha helix on the z-axis. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Hi John,

'gnuplot' can do that for you. Just build your file with the 'x,y,z'
columns, making sure there's a blank line every new 'x' value
(assuming 'x' is the slow changing index). Then, in gnuplot:

> set contour base
> unset surface
> splot 'data_file_name_here'


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