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from __future__ import print_function
%matplotlib inline
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import itertools
import mdtraj as md
import mdtraj.testing

Load up some example data. This is a little 28 residue peptide

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t = md.load_pdb('')

md.baker_hubbard idenfies hydrogen bonds baced on cutoffs for the Donor-H...Acceptor distance and angle. The criterion employed is $\theta > 120$ and $r_\text{H...Acceptor} < 2.5 A$ in at least 10% of the trajectory. The return value is a list of the indices of the atoms (donor, h, acceptor) that satisfy this criteria.

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hbonds = md.baker_hubbard(t, periodic=False)
label = lambda hbond : '%s -- %s' % (t.topology.atom(hbond[0]), t.topology.atom(hbond[2]))
for hbond in hbonds:

Let's compute the actual distances between the donors and acceptors

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da_distances = md.compute_distances(t, hbonds[:, [0,2]], periodic=False)

And plot a histogram for a few of them

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color = itertools.cycle(['r', 'b', 'gold'])
for i in [2, 3, 4]:
    plt.hist(da_distances[:, i], color=next(color), label=label(hbonds[i]), alpha=0.5)
plt.xlabel('Donor-acceptor distance [nm]')

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