[Biopython] PDB bfactor
eric.talevich at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 12:24:19 EDT 2010
Since it's a limitation of the wwPDB format, you could try a different
format, e.g. mmCIF or PDBML.
Or, if the extra accuracy is only needed internally in your program, you
could store the B factors, or even the whole structure's data, in a Python
pickle or some other non-PDB serialization. Or a database.
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Fabian Glaser <fglaser at technion.ac.il>wrote:
> Hi Joao,
> Yes I know that there are only 5 characters alloted, I was hoping to
> find a way to bypass that... I need more accuracy.
> Thanks a lot,
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM, João Rodrigues <anaryin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello Fabian,
> > Please have a look here:
> > http://www.wwpdb.org/documentation/format32/sect9.html#ATOM
> > The PDB format is quite annoying because it's basically space-based. So,
> > the B factor, you have 5 characters alloted meaning it is usually YY.XX
> > Therefore, although some programs might accept longer B factors, the
> > will reject it.
> > Best!
> > João Rodrigues
> Fabian Glaser, PhD
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