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EnsembleEnergy calculates the energy of a structure ensemble from either a partition function save file or a sequence file. This ensemble energy is -RT ln(Q), where Q is the partition function. It prints results on standard output, so no output file is generated.

USAGE: EnsembleEnergy <input file> [options]

Required parameters:

<input file> The name of a file containing input data. This input data can be in one of two formats:
  1. Partition function save file (holds base pairing probability data for all pairs and can be generated using the partition interface).
  2. Sequence file (holds raw sequence: .seq or .fasta).
    Note that lowercase nucleotides are forced single-stranded in structure prediction.
    Note that in order to use a squence file, the "sequence" flag must be specified (see "--sequence" below).

Options which don't require added values:

-d, -D, --DNA This flag only matters if the input file is a squence file and has been identified as such (see "--sequence" below).
Specify that the sequence is DNA, and DNA parameters are to be used.
Default is to use RNA parameters.
-h, -H, --help Display the usage details message.
-s, -S, --silent Suppress all progress messages except the final ensemble energy result.
Note that this does NOT suppress errors, so errors will be shown even if this option is specified.
--sequence Identify the input file format as a sequence file.

Options which require added values:



  1. Reuter, J.S. and Mathews, D.H.
    "RNAstructure: software for RNA secondary structure prediction and analysis."
    BMC Bioinformatics, 11:129. (2010).