MODE-TASK, a novel and versatile software suite, comprises Principal Component Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, and t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding techniques using Molecular Dynamics trajectories. MODE-TASK also includes a Normal Mode Analysis tool based on Anisotropic Network Model so as to provide a variety of ways to analyse and compare large-scale motions of protein complexes for which long MD simulations are prohibitive. Beside the command line function, a GUI has been developed as a PyMOL plugin.

Availability and implementation

MODE-TASK is open source, and available for download from It is implemented in Python and C++. It is compatible with Python 2.x and Python 3.x and can be installed by Conda.

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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