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Important Information

For Everyone

  • EMAN2 has many general image processing methods, and the list is continuously expanding. Use to get lists of the different operations, then use them with, or

  • You can give any program the --help option for general usage information and a list of command-line options.

  • EMAN2 makes use of a project folder system. You create a folder for a particular project and run ALL EMAN2 commands from that folder. EMAN2 will make and manage subfolders for you, but you should NOT 'cd' into those subfolders when running commands.

    • This does not apply to running utility programs like e2proc* programs outside the context of a "project".
  • EMAN2 can read/write just about any image file format, but for projects, HDF5 files are used for image data, and JSON files are used for metadata.

    • JSON files are primarily in the info/ folder, and are human readable, but also try

    • HDF5 files may contain a variety of header information, which can be easily accessed using the "Info" button in or using

    • Do not try to force EMAN2 to use some other file format when going through a reconstruction workflow. When going through a standard workflow, other file formats are for import/export only.
  • .lst files are normally found only in sets/ folders. These are text files containing links to actual image data, somewhat similar to the STAR files used in other packages. However, EMAN2 will treat .lst files as actual image files for most purposes. Try --help

Single Particle Reconstruction

  • There are special considerations if working in Negative Stain

  • Choosing the correct particle box-size is critical for getting optimal results

  • EMAN2 supports all of the possible symmetries for biomolecules: cN,dN,tet,oct,icos,hA:B:C:D:E

  • .box files are not used internally by EMAN2. They may be imported or exported, but particle locations for EMAN2 use are stored in info/*.json files.


EMAN2/Important (last edited 2019-03-16 23:31:40 by SteveLudtke)