Scaling with SCALA (or better: aimless)

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Using combat

An example script (contributed by Clemens Vonrhein) to convert XDS_ASCII.HKL into a CCP4 multi-record MTZ file is:

#!/bin/csh -f
#
# Scale data from XDS
#
combat hklin XDS_ASCII.HKL hklout junk.mtz << end-combat
MONITOR 10000
INPUT XDSASCII
ADDBATCH 200             # optional: modify batch numbers
TITLE   Test combat
NAME PROJECT myproject CRYSTAL mycrystal DATASET native
END
end-combat

sortmtz hklout junk_sort.mtz  << end-sort
H K L M/ISYM BATCH I SIGI
junk.mtz
end-sort

scala hklin junk_sort.mtz hklout junk_scaled.mtz << end-scala
# scale using default parameters
run 1 batch 1 to 1000
scales rotation spacing 5 bfactor off
anomalous on
end-scala

truncate  hklin  junk_scaled.mtz \
          hklout junk_truncated.mtz <<end-trunc
anomalous yes
nresidue   1049
labout  F=FP SIGF=SIGFP DANO=DANO_sulf SIGDANO=SIGDANO_sulf
end-trunc

In this way one gets the well-known outputs of SCALA and TRUNCATE, and the MTZ file junk_truncated.mtz .


Using pointless

An alternative way of going from a XDS formatted reflection file to a multi-record MTZ file (suitable for SCALA and TRUNCATE, but not directly for structure solution which requires single-record MTZ files) is via the pointless program (see also "Running Pointless and Scala"). Note that this way also means that XDS is used to do most of the scaling (because XDS_ASCII.HKL is written by CORRECT) but this could be switched off in XDS.INP (partly or fully). It's very easy to do:

pointless -copy xdsin XDS_ASCII.HKL hklout XDS_ASCII.mtz

The advantage of this route is, that the batch headers of the resulting MTZ file are correct - COMBAT doesn't seem to write complete and accurate headers. If one then needs to edit the batch information in this file, the CCP4 program REBATCH can be used (optional):

rebatch hklin XDS_ASCII.mtz hklout XDS_ASCII_rebatch.mtz <<end_ip
BATCH ALL START 1001
BATCH ALL PNAME Lysozyme XNAME Hg-Soak DNAME peak
end_ip

sortmtz hklout sortmtz.mtz <<end_ip
H K L M/ISYM BATCH
XDS_ASCII_rebatch.mtz
end_ip

Note: another program to work with those multi-record MTZ files is REINDEX.

See also

XDSCONV to get the MTZ file directly (i.e. circumventing SCALA)