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Different scoring applications (score vs score_aln vs score_jd2, etc.)?

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Different scoring applications (score vs score_aln vs score_jd2, etc.)?

What's the difference between the different scoring applications?

In my bin folder I find the following scoring applications:

score, score_aln, score_aln2, score_jd2.

What's the difference between them?

(I am omitting the trailing .default.linuxgccrelease, or mpi.linuxgccrelease, since I know those denote parallel vs non-parallel versions)

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Fri, 2014-12-26 07:19

The score_aln and score_aln2 applications are specialist ones which score *alignments* rather than structures.

Both score and score_jd2 score structures. The primary difference between them is their input/output options. score_jd2 uses the standard "JD2" input/output options that a large number of Rosetta applications use. The score application is an older application which has its own idiosyncratic input/output options. (Though most of the major ones match.)

The other practical difference is that the score application currently has better support for calculating rmsd. (Providing -in:file:native with the score application will result in rmsd columns in the output, though with score_jd2 it doesn't necessarily.)

Fri, 2015-01-02 11:00

Thanks for the reply. That clears up things.

Tue, 2015-01-20 06:40


Where can I acess score_jd2 algoritm for more details?

I found a briefly description here too: But it isn''t enought.

I can't found the respective score_jd2 script on source download to visualize the algoritm like when we want to visualize some script in Python.

The program score_jd2 packing residue that has missing atoms. What else?



Fri, 2023-01-20 11:55
Patrícia Antunes