CLUSTER_NATOMS
This is part of the adjmat module
It is only available if you configure PLUMED with ./configure –enable-modules=adjmat . Furthermore, this feature is still being developed so take care when using it and report any problems on the mailing list.

Gives the number of atoms in the connected component

As discussed in the section of the manual on Exploiting contact matrices a useful tool for developing complex collective variables is the notion of the so called adjacency matrix. An adjacency matrix is an \(N \times N\) matrix in which the \(i\)th, \(j\)th element tells you whether or not the \(i\)th and \(j\)th atoms/molecules from a set of \(N\) atoms/molecules are adjacent or not. When analyzing these matrix we can treat them as a graph and find connected components using some clustering algorithm. This action is used in tandem with this form of analysis to output the number of atoms that are connected together in a particular connected component. It is important to note that the quantity that is output by this action cannot be differentiated. As such it cannot be used as a collective variable in a biased simulation.

Examples

The following input uses PLUMED to calculate a adjacency matrix that connects a pair of atoms if they both have a coordination number that is greater than 2.0 and if they are within 6.0 nm of each other. Depth first search clustering is used to find the connected components in this matrix and then the number of atoms in the largest cluster is found. This quantity is then output to a file called colvar

Click on the labels of the actions for more information on what each action computes
tested on master
# Calculate coordination numbers
c1: COORDINATIONNUMBER 
SPECIES
this keyword is used for colvars such as coordination number.
=1-512
SWITCH
This keyword is used if you want to employ an alternative to the continuous switching function defined above.
={EXP D_0=4.0 R_0=0.5 D_MAX=6.0} # Select coordination numbers that are more than 2.0 cf: MFILTER_MORE
DATA
compulsory keyword The multicolvar that calculates the set of base quantities that we are interested in
=c1
SWITCH
This keyword is used if you want to employ an alternative to the continuous switching function defined above.
={RATIONAL D_0=2.0 R_0=0.1}
LOWMEM
( default=off ) lower the memory requirements
# Build a contact matrix mat: CONTACT_MATRIX
ATOMS
The list of atoms for which you would like to calculate the contact matrix.
=cf
SWITCH
This keyword is used if you want to employ an alternative to the continuous switching function defined above.
={EXP D_0=4.0 R_0=0.5 D_MAX=6.0} # Find largest cluster dfs: DFSCLUSTERING
MATRIX
compulsory keyword the action that calculates the adjacency matrix vessel we would like to analyze
=mat clust1: CLUSTER_PROPERTIES
CLUSTERS
compulsory keyword the label of the action that does the clustering
=dfs
CLUSTER
compulsory keyword ( default=1 ) which cluster would you like to look at 1 is the largest cluster, 2 is the second largest, 3 is the the third largest and so on.
=1 nat: CLUSTER_NATOMS
CLUSTERS
compulsory keyword the label of the action that does the clustering
=dfs
CLUSTER
compulsory keyword ( default=1 ) which cluster would you like to look at 1 is the largest cluster, 2 is the second largest, 3 is the the third largest and so on.
=1 PRINT
ARG
the input for this action is the scalar output from one or more other actions.
=nat
FILE
the name of the file on which to output these quantities
=COLVAR
Glossary of keywords and components
Compulsory keywords
CLUSTERS the label of the action that does the clustering
CLUSTER ( default=1 ) which cluster would you like to look at 1 is the largest cluster, 2 is the second largest, 3 is the the third largest and so on.
Options
NUMERICAL_DERIVATIVES ( default=off ) calculate the derivatives for these quantities numerically
NOPBC ( default=off ) ignore the periodic boundary conditions when calculating distances
SERIAL ( default=off ) do the calculation in serial. Do not use MPI
LOWMEM ( default=off ) lower the memory requirements
TIMINGS

( default=off ) output information on the timings of the various parts of the calculation