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With the same phil file, you can run prime manually. This gives you more freedom in terms of parameter settings at different stages (generating reference set, post-refining images, and merging) or at different cycle of post-refinement.
 
With the same phil file, you can run prime manually. This gives you more freedom in terms of parameter settings at different stages (generating reference set, post-refining images, and merging) or at different cycle of post-refinement.
  
'''Example A''': I want to generate a reference set then post-refine all the images on the '''scale factors only''' for '''three cycles''' then refine all parameters in the 4th cycle. To do this, you can follow these steps:
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'''Example A''': I want to generate a reference set then post-refine all the images on the '''scale factors only''' for '''three cycles''' then refine '''all parameters''' in the '''4th cycle'''. To do this, you can follow these steps:
  
 
To generate a reference set,
 
To generate a reference set,

Revision as of 16:16, 1 August 2016

Prime: post-refinement and merging

With the latest update, prime can be used to process data on multiple nodes (on queuing system). At the moment, only LSF (bsub) is supported. See documentation below for more information how to use the queuing system.

This major update replaces prime.postrefine with

prime.run 

For auto mode, you can still use prime.run with your parameter phil file like before. For manual mode, the available sub commands in prime are:

prime.genref #generates a reference set from given integration results
prime.postrefine #refines all images
prime.merge #merges all refined results for an mtz file

You can choose to run these commands independently (ideally in the above order) using the same phil file. See "PRIME flowchart". This will you a freedom to change something (e.g. set of parameters to refine, resolution cut-off, etc.) at different stages of the post-refinement and merging. See running prime in manual mode for more detail.

Step-by-step guidelines to post-refine and merge XFEL diffraction images. For more detail and citation, see "Enabling X-ray Free Electron Laser Crystallography for Challenging Biological Systems from a Limited Number of Crystals" "DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.05421"

Prime is gui-ed (new!)

Thanks to Dr. Lyubimov, PRIME is also available as a Graphic User Interface program. Try it by running

prime

Click to see "PRIME main gui" and "Advanced options"

Getting started

Generating input phil file
Like most programs developed under cctbx framework, prime reads in input .phil file, which stores all the parameters needed to run post-refinement and merging steps. To generate the template .phil file, do the dry run by calling

$ prime.run

An example of the template .phil file:

data = None
run_no = None
title = None
scale {
  d_min = 0.1
  d_max = 99
  sigma_min = 1.5
}
...

You can save the content of the output to any file name - in this tutorial, let's save it to thermolysin.phil.

First look at your phil file
To run prime, set the required parameters to match with your experiments (you can leave other parameters with their default values - or just delete them from you .phil file). The most interesting parameters are shown below:

data = /path/to/your/integarion/result/pickle_files
run_no = 001
title = First trial for thermolysin
scale {
  d_min = 2.1
  d_max = 45
  sigma_min = 1.5
}
postref {
  scale {
    d_min = 2.1
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  crystal_orientation {
    flag_on = True
    d_min = 2.1
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  reflecting_range {
    flag_on = True
    d_min = 2.1
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  unit_cell {
    flag_on = True
    d_min = 2.1
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
    uc_tolerance = 3
  }
  allparams {
    flag_on = False
    d_min = 2.1
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
    uc_tolerance = 3
  }
}
merge {
  d_min = 2.1
  d_max = 45
  sigma_min = 1.5
  partiality_min = 0.1
  uc_tolerance = 3
}
target_unit_cell = 93.99,93.99,130.87,90,90,120
target_space_group = P 61 2 2
pixel_size_mm = 0.102

You should pay attention to d_min and d_max for the refinement and merging parameters. If you use IOTA to integrate the images, IOTA will output .phil file for prime that has the optimal resolution range. If not, a few trial-and-error runs may be required to get the best resolution range for your dataset. Use merging statistics output by prime and check the values of CC1/2 and I/sigI to find out your optimal resolution range.

Cell parameters (target_unit_cell and target_space_group) are required to run prime. Target cell parameter is used to remove some outlier images by controlling uc_tolerance parameter (the default value of tolerate range is 3% different). Space group parameter is used in removing outliers and merging with the given symmetry.

Don't forget also to change your pixel size in millimeters. Check what your detector is and note down its pixel size.

Running post-refinement in automatic mode
Once you have the input .phil file, you can run prime by calling

prime.run thermolysin.phil

Prime will post-refine and merge for reflection sets using three (default value) macrocycles. At the end of the run, you can obtain merging statistics in the last cycle - all other cycle statistics are also available in log.txt.

An example of merging statistics:

Summary for 001/postref_cycle_1_merge.mtz
Bin Resolution Range     Completeness      <N_obs>  |Rsplit  CC1/2  N_ind |CCanom   N_ind| <I/sigI>   <I>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
02    5.70 -    4.52 100.0   1055 /   1055   65.89   16.02   89.15   1055    0.00      0    20.17    2101.97
03    4.52 -    3.95 100.0   1032 /   1032   61.53   14.48   92.03   1032    0.00      0    20.39    2529.90
04    3.95 -    3.59 100.0   1016 /   1016   54.15   15.61   90.13   1016    0.00      0    16.69    1971.43
05    3.59 -    3.33 100.0   1004 /   1004   42.67   17.66   89.23   1004    0.00      0    14.21    1502.14
06    3.33 -    3.14 100.0   1013 /   1013   32.77   20.40   84.26   1013    0.00      0    11.76    1077.60
07    3.14 -    2.98 100.0    995 /    995   27.36   23.00   78.72    995    0.00      0    11.58     935.37
08    2.98 -    2.85 100.0   1006 /   1006   23.57   22.63   82.26   1006    0.00      0    10.56     722.62
09    2.85 -    2.74 100.0    986 /    986   16.64   28.51   72.90    985    0.00      0    10.01     591.56
10    2.74 -    2.65  99.9    989 /    990   12.41   31.35   72.95    987    0.00      0     9.91     515.07
11    2.65 -    2.56  99.7    979 /    982    9.35   37.14   65.31    970    0.00      0     9.31     438.96
12    2.56 -    2.49  98.0    979 /    999    6.06   45.98   45.37    930    0.00      0     9.45     390.05
13    2.49 -    2.42  95.1    931 /    979    4.46   50.68   34.20    834    0.00      0     8.93     334.80
14    2.42 -    2.37  91.7    896 /    977    3.35   55.66   37.15    729    0.00      0     9.27     320.17
15    2.37 -    2.31  83.9    829 /    988    2.61   56.92   43.21    600    0.00      0     9.60     296.67
16    2.31 -    2.26  72.4    702 /    969    1.97   65.81   26.89    386    0.00      0    10.29     284.39
17    2.26 -    2.22  59.1    582 /    985    1.75   64.72   31.28    275    0.00      0     9.87     284.06
18    2.22 -    2.18  52.9    513 /    970    1.51   71.27   16.86    188    0.00      0     8.93     215.31
19    2.18 -    2.14  35.7    349 /    978    1.32   62.26   68.25     90    0.00      0     8.22     199.09
20    2.14 -    2.10  23.1    227 /    981    1.20   92.14   -9.20     42    0.00      0     8.59     224.44
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL         85.9  17224 /  20046   27.11   21.11   92.07  15305    0.00      0    12.87     999.53
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Summary of refinement and merging
 No. good frames:                  1809
 No. bad cc frames:                 153
 No. bad G frames) :                  0
 No. bad unit cell frames:            5
 No. bad gamma_e frames:              0
 No. bad SE:                          0
 No. observations:               466997

More detail with input parameters

Now that you have your first trial merged data set, you can explore different parameter settings to merge or to obtain the Bijvoet pairs (I+/I-) for your anomalous data set.

Anomalous data:

target_anomalous_flag = True

In the last cycle, prime will output a reflection set with I+ and I-.

Indexing ambiguity

For space groups with indexing ambiguity, use the solutions from cctbx.xfel (see Tutorial for resolving indexing ambiguity) to merge the data set.

indexing_ambiguity {
  flag_on = True
  index_basis_in = /path/to/solution/pickle_file.pickle
}

Number of micro- and macrocycles

n_postref_cycle = 3
n_postref_sub_cycle = 3

Number of bins for merging statistics

n_bins = 20

Help with input parameters

Most input parameters are self-explained. However, you can run -h switch to view help information for each parameter.

prime.run -h

Running in manual mode

With the same phil file, you can run prime manually. This gives you more freedom in terms of parameter settings at different stages (generating reference set, post-refining images, and merging) or at different cycle of post-refinement.

Example A: I want to generate a reference set then post-refine all the images on the scale factors only for three cycles then refine all parameters in the 4th cycle. To do this, you can follow these steps:

To generate a reference set,

prime.genref prime.phil

To post-refine on scale factors only, modify your .phil file so that all parameters are turned off.

...
scale {
  d_min = 2.5
  d_max = 45
  sigma_min = 1.5
}
postref {
  residual_threshold = 5
  residual_threshold_xy = 5
  scale {
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  crystal_orientation {
    flag_on = False
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  reflecting_range {
    flag_on = False
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
  }
  unit_cell {
    flag_on = False
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
    uc_tolerance = 5
  }
  allparams {
    flag_on = False
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
    uc_tolerance = 5
  }
}
...
n_postref_cycle = 3
...

Then run,

prime.postrefine prime.phil

To refine all parameters one more cycle, update your .phil file again

...
  allparams {
    flag_on = '''True'''
    d_min = 2.5
    d_max = 45
    sigma_min = 1.5
    partiality_min = 0.1
    uc_tolerance = 5
  }
}
...
n_postref_cycle = 1
...

Then run,

prime.postrefine prime.phil

To obtain the final merged mtz, run

prime.merge prime.phil