Re: [AMBER] Compressing trajectory file

From: Elvis Martis <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:56:25 +0000

You should not try to compress netcdf trajectories.
Compressed netcdf trajectories cannot be read in cpptraj for processing.

Best Regards
Elvis Martis
Mumbai, INDIA.

From: Setyanto Md <>
Sent: 26 January 2018 17:46
To: AMBER Mailing List
Subject: [AMBER] Compressing trajectory file

Dear Amber User and Developer

I have trajectory files. there are 50 files totally around 18 GB. The
trajectory was written in netcdf format.

I tried to compress using bzip2. The size of output file only 17 GB. only 1
GB differences with the original file.

Is this because the netcdf format ? or the bzip2 is not good for
compressing ?

Thank you.
Biophysics Division,
Department of Physics - Bogor Agricultural University
Gedung Fisika Wing-S Lt.2 Jl. Meranti
Kampus IPB Darmaga
Bogor - 16680
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