partition is used to calculate the partition function for a
sequence, which can be used to predict base pair probabilities.
Note that the partition function save file remembers the nucleic
acid type it was built with (RNA or DNA), so any further
calculations with that file will assume they are done with that
same nucleic acid type.
partition-smp is a parallel processing version for use on
multi-core computers, built using OpenMP.
USAGE: partition <seq file> <pfs file> [options]
OR: partition-smp <seq file> <pfs file> [options]
|| The name of a sequence
file containing input data.
Note that lowercase nucleotides are forced single-stranded
in structure prediction.
||The name of a binary partition function save file to
which output will be written.
|-d, -D, --DNA
|| 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.
|-a, -A, --alphabet
||Specify the name of a folding alphabet and
associated nearest neighbor parameters. The alphabet is
the prefix for the thermodynamic parameter files, e.g.
"rna" for RNA parameters or "dna" for DNA parameters or a
custom extended/modified alphabet. The thermodynamic
parameters need to reside in the at the location indicated
by environment variable DATAPATH.
The default is "rna" (i.e. use RNA parameters). This
option overrides the --DNA flag.
|-c, -C, --constraint
||Specify a folding
constraints file to be applied. For partition,
current supported constraints are force pairs, force a
nucleotide to be single stranded, and force a nucleotide
to be double stranded.
Default is to have no constraints applied.
Note: The current energy model does not allow base pairs that cannot stack on an adjacent pair, so constraining a single base pair effectively also requires that at least one adjacent pair can be formed. If the resulting PFS file is used to generate a structure (e.g. using MaxExpect) constraining a pair that cannot stack on another pair results in no predicted structure.
|-dso, -DSO, --doubleOffset
|| Specify a double-stranded offset
file, which adds energy bonuses to particular
Default is to have no double-stranded offset specified.
|-md, -MD, --maxdistance
|| Specify a maximum pairing distance; that is, the
maximum number of bases between the two nucleotides in a
Default is no restriction on the distance between pairs.
|-sh, -SH, --SHAPE
|| Specify a SHAPE data
file to be used to generate restraints. These
restraints specificially use SHAPE pseudoenergy
Default is no SHAPE data file specified.
|-si, -SI, --SHAPEintercept
|| Specify an intercept used with SHAPE restraints.
Default is -0.6 kcal/mol.
|-sm, -SM, --SHAPEslope
|| Specify a slope used with SHAPE restraints.
Default is 1.8 kcal/mol.
|-t, -T, --temperature
|| Specify the temperature at which calculation takes
place in Kelvin.
Default is 310.15 K, which is 37 degrees C.
|-x, -X, --experimentalPairBonus
|| Specify a text file
with a two-dimensional matrix of bonuses (in
kcal/mol) to apply to each residue pair, as might be
obtained from a mutate/map measurement. Matrix must have
the same number of rows and columns as the target RNA.
Bonus is applied once to edge base pairs, twice to
internal base pairs.
Default is no experimentalPairBonus file specified.
|| Specify an intercept (overall offset) to use with the
2D experimental pairb onus file.
Default is 0.0 (no change to input bonuses).
|| Specify a number to multiply the 2D experimental pair
Default is 1.0 (no change to input bonuses).
partition-smp, by default, will use all available compute cores
for processing. The number of cores used can be controlled by
setting the OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable.
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"RNAstructure: software for RNA secondary structure prediction
BMC Bioinformatics, 11:129. (2010).
- Mathews, D.H.
"Using an RNA secondary structure partition function to
determine confidence in base pairs predicted by free energy
RNA, 10:1178-1190. (2004).
- McCaskill, J.S.
"The equilibrium partition function and base pair
probabilities for RNA secondary structure."
Biopolymers, 29:1105-1119. (1990).