# python – Atom searcher (basically a file search function)

I apologize for the title, really didn’t know what to call this program. In short, the program takes a file of values for the various atoms of amino acids, and then searches this file based on user input. I’m basically looking for any input on how to improve my script. I have a bad habit of using nested loops, splitting all the time, and poor naming. So any type of feedback on my code would be highly appreciated!

The file is a csv file that contains various information:

comp_id,atom_id,count,min,max,avg,std
ALA,H,86795,-0.914,69.229,8.193,0.641,488
ALA,HA,58922,-2.52,17.870,4.244,0.443,1135
ALA,MB,56709,-14.040,5.48,1.352,0.280,1024
ALA,C,55999,0.037,187.2,177.728,3.776,40
ALA,CA,76797,17.007,354.698,53.166,2.773,88
ALA,CB,72862,-40.993,318.868,19.052,3.066,200
ALA,N,82913,0.049,766,123.353,6.027,93
ARG,H,57814,0.011,178,8.241,1.052,36
ARG,HA,40349,1.212,12.57,4.289,0.469,471
....
VAL,CG2,43052,-5.648,320.420,21.346,2.531,92
VAL,N,75697,0.2,529,121.146,7.361,82

There are various amino acids (e.g. ALA, ARG, VAL), each has various different types of atoms (N,HA,CA,etc.). What I care about however is purely the Carbon atoms, and their attached Hydrogen (e.g. CA and HA,CB and MB, etc.). Specifically, the avg and std values (e.g. 8.193 and 0.641). The user can input their own carbon and hydrogen values, to see what amino acid it matches up with. Think of it as coordinates, you put in the latitude and longitude values, and it gives you the location. Since the 2 go together, both the Carbon and Hydrogen must match to get a printout (again, like latitude and longitude). So practice example:

#user inputs 52 and 4, they get a printout
ALA CA 53.166 2.773 ALA HA 4.244 0.443

Since 52 falls within 53.166+/-2.77 and 4 falls within 4.244+/-0.443, these coordinates designate ALA.
I’ve also added an additional ‘High error’ printout. Sometimes you get a match because the error is so high, it has a massive range. For these values, the range probably doesn’t mean too much (still valuable info, but wanted the user to know if they got a match due to a high std). I chose 25% of the average as the definition for high error.

Finally, thought I’d also mention this since you might notice in my script there is a specific conditional on ‘VALN’. This was because the way I determine if you move on to another amino acid, is by checking the current looped value, by the previous. However, when you reach the end of the file, the current will be the same as the end value (and subsequently, that amino acids lists will not get checked/printed). This is my “hackish” way of resolving this issue.

This is what I came up with:

def search_fun(carbon,hydrogen):
"""
This will go through each amino acid, and check its carbon and hydrogen coordinates.
If they are within the user inputed range, it will store these in the lists.
Upon completing an amino acid, it will then go through all the matches, and print them out accordingly"""
residue_list=()
carbon_list=()
hydrogen_list=()
with open('bmrb.csv') as file:
for lines in file:
if lines == 'n':
continue
split_lines=lines.split(',')
residue=split_lines(0)
if residue == 'comp_id':
continue
residue_list.append(residue)
atom=split_lines(1)
chemical_shift=float(split_lines(5))
std=float(split_lines(6))
lower_half=chemical_shift-std
upper_half=chemical_shift+std
if residue_list(0) != residue or (residue+atom) == 'VALN':
if len(carbon_list) >= 1 and len(hydrogen_list) >= 1:
for values in carbon_list:
split_carbon=values.split()
for values2 in hydrogen_list:
split_hydrogen=values2.split()
if split_hydrogen(1)(1) == split_carbon(1)(1):
if float(split_carbon(3)) > (0.25*float(split_carbon(2))) or float(split_hydrogen(3)) > (0.25*float(split_hydrogen(2))):
print(f'{values} {values2} HIGH ERROR')
else:
print(values,values2)
carbon_list.clear()
hydrogen_list.clear()
else:
carbon_list.clear()
hydrogen_list.clear()
residue_list.clear()
residue_list.append(residue)
if carbon>lower_half and carbon<upper_half:
carbon_list.append(f'{residue} {atom} {chemical_shift} {std}')
if hydrogen>lower_half and hydrogen<upper_half:
hydrogen_list.append(f'{residue} {atom} {chemical_shift} {std}')

def main_loop():
while True:
question=input('input carbon and hydrogen values: ')
split_question=question.split()
search_fun(float(split_question(0)),float(split_question(1)))
print('nnn')

main_loop()

This is a test run of the output you should get using the above code and below csv file:

input carbon and hydrogen values: 42 3.2
ARG CD 43.201 2.938 ARG HD2 3.107 0.266
ARG CD 43.201 2.938 ARG HD3 3.091 0.285
ASP CB 40.895 2.563 ASP HB2 2.716 0.511
PHE CB 39.955 3.611 PHE HB2 2.992 0.381
PHE CB 39.955 3.611 PHE HB3 2.934 0.399
TYR CB 39.307 3.133 TYR HB2 2.898 0.466
TYR CB 39.307 3.133 TYR HB3 2.833 0.483

Here is the entire csv file:

comp_id,atom_id,count,min,max,avg,std
ALA,H,86795,-0.914,69.229,8.193,0.641,488
ALA,HA,58922,-2.52,17.870,4.244,0.443,1135
ALA,MB,56709,-14.040,5.48,1.352,0.280,1024
ALA,C,55999,0.037,187.2,177.728,3.776,40
ALA,CA,76797,17.007,354.698,53.166,2.773,88
ALA,CB,72862,-40.993,318.868,19.052,3.066,200
ALA,N,82913,0.049,766,123.353,6.027,93
ARG,H,57814,0.011,178,8.241,1.052,36
ARG,HA,40349,1.212,12.57,4.289,0.469,471
ARG,HB2,36605,-4.78,27.530,1.790,0.310,470
ARG,HB3,34641,-1.320,27.530,1.759,0.322,500
ARG,HD2,32127,-6.44,5.0,3.107,0.266,638
ARG,HD3,29287,-0.690,5.0,3.091,0.285,615
ARG,HE,10898,1.150,116.661,7.450,2.838,7
ARG,HG2,32714,-1.45,4.2,1.559,0.284,597
ARG,HG3,30376,-1.298,5.47,1.539,0.298,621
ARG,HH11,971,4.41,11.7,6.938,0.576,22
ARG,HH12,740,4.41,10.727,6.881,0.543,17
ARG,HH21,833,1.233,11.352,6.825,0.652,19
ARG,HH22,685,1.233,60.1410,6.905,2.136,1
ARG,C,35275,0.174,184.96,176.415,3.365,13
ARG,CA,49856,8.369,358.124,56.782,3.345,57
ARG,CB,46468,16.52,329.120,30.695,2.515,125
ARG,CD,27783,18.9350,342.642,43.201,2.938,46
ARG,CG,27535,12.17,328.290,27.260,3.041,42
ARG,CZ,743,43.199,184.497,160.136,7.440,8
ARG,N,53676,0.125,433.808,120.816,4.763,83
ARG,NE,6869,-23.150,149.1080,90.097,13.747,53
ARG,NH1,283,6.450,124.7890,78.516,13.368,6
ARG,NH2,248,66.2,128.470,78.360,13.933,7
ASN,H,47608,0.008,121.370,8.331,0.974,128
ASN,HA,33194,0.896,7.110,4.661,0.362,460
ASN,HB2,31112,-0.827,8.883,2.800,0.335,492
ASN,HB3,30047,-0.948,5.806,2.742,0.359,506
ASN,HD21,23425,0.783,111.320,7.337,0.850,48
ASN,HD22,23159,0.905,111.320,7.144,0.867,109
ASN,C,29727,0.114,185.3000,175.215,3.563,17
ASN,CA,41894,2.200,354.022,53.547,3.517,28
ASN,CB,39745,1.9620,342.798,38.727,3.598,45
ASN,CG,2689,0.000,185.503,176.229,8.760,11
ASN,N,44735,0.041,426.314,118.930,5.122,29
ASN,ND2,20306,21.038,1114.29,112.908,12.638,11
ASP,H,68763,-0.35,25.876,8.300,0.590,571
ASP,HA,46632,-3.75,8.66,4.585,0.327,680
ASP,HB2,43472,-5.2,37.4,2.716,0.511,75
ASP,HB3,41794,-1.46,37.2,2.667,0.518,100
ASP,HD2,18,1.160,12.30,5.991,3.334,0
ASP,C,43696,0.106,184.14,176.361,3.568,24
ASP,CA,60457,5.630,354.531,54.690,2.720,67
ASP,CB,57295,9.7,341.273,40.895,2.563,146
ASP,CG,963,2.637,188.215,177.196,18.089,13
ASP,N,66001,0.061,428.093,120.699,4.642,95
CYS,H,23821,3.723,12.660,8.380,0.695,148
CYS,HA,19401,-9.858,43.5,4.680,0.976,58
CYS,HB2,18672,-39.82,363.580,3.134,6.357,41
CYS,HB3,18201,-44.2,363.580,3.055,5.762,43
CYS,HG,254,-1.830,10.700,2.029,1.353,4
CYS,C,11404,1.000,187.591,174.775,3.469,10
CYS,CA,17149,30.6688,82.3,58.022,3.462,20
CYS,CB,16356,17.99,73.920,33.377,6.523,18
CYS,N,18895,-147,628,120.438,18.215,82
GLN,H,48881,0.000,66.542,8.216,0.653,231
GLN,HA,33387,0.403,7.43,4.264,0.432,551
GLN,HB2,30357,-1.514,10.461,2.043,0.276,415
GLN,HB3,28935,-1.4980,20.9,2.013,0.326,349
GLN,HE21,21428,-3.41,23.893,7.219,0.497,188
GLN,HE22,21310,1.025,113.695,7.036,0.879,29
GLN,HG2,28356,-1.76,33.5990,2.314,0.338,327
GLN,HG3,26350,-1.395,34.946,2.293,0.361,357
GLN,C,31356,0.069,1755.998,176.338,9.609,13
GLN,CA,43483,1.733,356.830,56.562,2.640,46
GLN,CB,40787,1.843,328.286,29.194,2.533,126
GLN,CD,2616,6.789,190.624,179.292,7.623,7
GLN,CG,25210,2.097,333.032,33.807,2.562,41
GLN,N,46869,0.000,418.059,119.962,4.176,126
GLN,NE2,19322,33.9,412.160,111.882,2.985,60
GLU,H,89195,0.008,122.9,8.330,0.743,322
GLU,HA,60909,0.433,8.02,4.242,0.413,1077
GLU,HB2,55127,-1.470,4.82,2.018,0.222,781
GLU,HB3,51907,-1.633,8.095,1.994,0.228,751
GLU,HE2,18,0.801,11.96,4.709,2.604,0
GLU,HG2,50906,-0.674,4.69,2.264,0.222,837
GLU,HG3,47453,-0.10,4.69,2.245,0.224,767
GLU,C,57652,0.074,184.71,176.828,4.280,40
GLU,CA,78638,1.056,360.826,57.327,3.270,75
GLU,CB,73549,9.08,330.834,30.019,3.150,117
GLU,CD,1013,0.000,198.609,181.090,14.839,8
GLU,CG,45672,6.16,337.230,36.143,2.948,64
GLU,N,85881,0.044,422.043,120.721,4.689,112
GLY,H,86072,-15.3,121.881,8.327,0.765,735
GLY,HA2,58056,-3.4,8.64,3.961,0.399,937
GLY,HA3,55297,-3.936,43.9930,3.888,0.439,773
GLY,C,54280,1.000,189.533,173.834,3.426,55
GLY,CA,76239,2.200,344.994,45.377,2.219,169
GLY,N,81099,0.2,791,109.680,7.053,192
HIS,H,24445,-0.3,13.34,8.256,0.733,261
HIS,HA,17566,0.676,11.38,4.617,0.565,230
HIS,HB2,16391,-2.168,45.897,3.159,1.118,129
HIS,HB3,15940,-6.2,38.5,3.100,1.087,138
HIS,HD1,1018,-15,86.5,9.987,8.570,23
HIS,HD2,11621,-25.85,67.8,7.148,3.262,90
HIS,HE1,9143,-26.6,134.811,7.831,2.535,63
HIS,HE2,388,-15,76.4,11.107,7.896,11
HIS,C,15093,1.000,184.204,175.133,4.716,15
HIS,CA,21851,11.40,355.084,56.521,3.407,62
HIS,CB,20513,13.496,329.046,30.324,3.186,56
HIS,CD2,7547,7.19,159.946,119.910,5.680,49
HIS,CE1,5913,8.198,166.282,137.244,5.712,55
HIS,CG,270,18.669,139.83,131.179,9.513,3
HIS,N,22875,0.2,427.146,119.658,5.239,41
HIS,ND1,816,31.026,261.013,193.109,32.573,2
HIS,NE2,754,17.0,257.572,180.840,20.342,20
ILE,H,59946,0.008,11.871,8.264,0.692,293
ILE,HA,41048,-9.0,173.538,4.167,1.009,7
ILE,HB,38633,-2.442,38.700,1.783,0.399,210
ILE,HG12,35114,-10.1,5.56,1.263,0.453,270
ILE,HG13,33779,-10.1,9.71,1.192,0.485,250
ILE,MD,38936,-4.15,13.891,0.671,0.332,621
ILE,MG,36922,-3.919,6.23,0.768,0.306,577
ILE,C,38288,0,187.551,175.800,4.524,29
ILE,CA,53038,20.877,362.184,61.623,3.359,62
ILE,CB,49504,-34.477,339.785,38.583,2.926,83
ILE,CD1,35029,2.7,314.600,13.505,3.480,110
ILE,CG1,31261,8.0,329.288,27.757,3.344,137
ILE,CG2,33140,0.79,317.615,17.608,3.243,97
ILE,N,57362,0.0000,531,121.425,6.042,89
LEU,H,99282,-0.3,13.220,8.219,0.651,501
LEU,HA,67703,0.000,119.411,4.303,0.644,70
LEU,HB2,62221,-1.522,8.02,1.607,0.360,803
LEU,HB3,59729,-1.79,8.39,1.523,0.376,865
LEU,HG,55123,-2.08,5.7,1.502,0.348,672
LEU,MD1,63101,-3.42,30.176,0.748,0.331,965
LEU,MD2,60780,-3.42,24.504,0.727,0.358,774
LEU,C,63540,0.071,189.78,176.991,3.682,29
LEU,CA,87816,1.056,158.320,55.653,2.236,189
LEU,CB,82155,7.439,93.180,42.248,2.020,527
LEU,CD1,54890,0.683,120.700,24.674,2.047,209
LEU,CD2,52489,0.280,116.300,24.119,2.125,161
LEU,CG,48288,0.000,75.280,26.805,1.494,354
LEU,N,94665,0.044,627,121.959,7.753,70
LYS,H,84117,0.002,64.423,8.175,0.668,498
LYS,HA,58613,-0.118,32.650,4.258,0.457,643
LYS,HB2,52752,-1.416,10.94,1.774,0.266,854
LYS,HB3,49716,-3.038,9.43,1.746,0.283,821
LYS,HD2,42396,-1.6800,119.620,1.607,0.643,29
LYS,HD3,38017,-2.02,29.047,1.595,0.272,557
LYS,HE2,41666,-0.493,42.02,2.911,0.289,457
LYS,HE3,36694,-0.046,7.344,2.903,0.223,782
LYS,HG2,47718,-1.654,6.7,1.363,0.272,978
LYS,HG3,44019,-1.83,5.575,1.348,0.283,923
LYS,C,51474,0.112,996.253,176.614,5.736,38
LYS,CA,71777,1.155,359.222,56.949,3.205,71
LYS,CB,67058,-26.686,332.988,32.791,2.923,94
LYS,CD,38624,0.834,329.284,28.997,2.640,75
LYS,CE,37258,-0.130,342.334,41.926,3.045,68
LYS,CG,40990,12.109,325.487,24.960,3.133,95
LYS,N,78570,0.041,427.245,121.038,4.691,124
LYS,NZ,303,1.950,177.2,51.816,33.019,2
LYS,QZ,1617,-10.9,10.506,7.339,1.046,44
MET,H,23446,-0.21,177,8.257,1.261,15
MET,HA,16662,-0.93,313.565,4.410,2.443,1
MET,HB2,14928,-27.312,33.750,2.024,0.583,84
MET,HB3,14085,-27.312,12.94,1.995,0.522,104
MET,HG2,13710,-33.86,32.7,2.376,1.463,44
MET,HG3,12981,-33.86,31.7,2.350,1.575,48
MET,ME,10583,-24.86,10.2000,1.773,1.563,79
MET,C,15432,2.200,183.25,176.200,3.324,5
MET,CA,21816,25.7283,85.327,56.149,2.289,59
MET,CB,20187,0.2,332.173,32.973,3.219,49
MET,CE,9592,0.000,317.645,17.254,4.252,53
MET,CG,11803,2.30,332.686,32.077,3.243,28
MET,N,22664,0.000,428.252,120.054,4.996,36
PHE,H,42717,-0.5,12.1759,8.337,0.731,262
PHE,HA,28990,1.33,59.70,4.618,0.727,23
PHE,HB2,27036,-0.463,7.979,2.992,0.381,371
PHE,HB3,26376,-0.212,12.72,2.934,0.399,389
PHE,HD1,22740,0.603,12.154,7.037,0.399,217
PHE,HD2,19220,0.603,12.154,7.038,0.412,194
PHE,HE1,19877,-2.838,14.080,7.062,0.453,167
PHE,HE2,16994,0,12.9,7.060,0.448,158
PHE,HZ,13928,-7.14,43.623,6.993,0.719,115
PHE,C,26768,0.088,184.929,175.449,3.069,9
PHE,CA,37271,4.917,363.618,58.107,3.822,36
PHE,CB,34997,2.161,341.700,39.955,3.611,44
PHE,CD1,13641,7.160,143.4500,131.172,5.998,70
PHE,CD2,9678,7.160,140.309,131.324,4.575,35
PHE,CE1,11887,0.000,149.609,130.316,5.835,61
PHE,CE2,8420,7.472,149.609,130.527,4.030,35
PHE,CG,421,7.229,152.844,137.247,11.620,4
PHE,CZ,8840,7.351,165.611,129.016,4.185,31
PHE,N,40480,0.067,422.843,120.393,5.461,51
PRO,H2,5,8.070,9.673,8.756,0.710,0
PRO,HA,33161,0.636,135.80,4.388,0.803,43
PRO,HB2,30818,-1.501,5.63,2.069,0.371,536
PRO,HB3,29932,-3.48,6.10,1.996,0.382,558
PRO,HD2,28519,-6.56,7.67,3.636,0.447,423
PRO,HD3,27539,-6.56,8.865,3.602,0.469,496
PRO,HG2,27730,-2.35,7.395,1.918,0.342,667
PRO,HG3,25811,-1.520,4.92,1.894,0.351,627
PRO,C,28640,0,183.517,176.630,4.386,30
PRO,CA,41044,0,363.087,63.330,3.613,80
PRO,CB,38296,0,333.586,31.887,3.162,71
PRO,CD,25032,1.155,350.648,50.343,3.214,61
PRO,CG,24932,2.436,327.402,27.277,3.727,44
PRO,N,2050,3.566,430,134.575,24.897,37
SER,H,72252,-15.3,116.95709,8.278,0.723,290
SER,HA,50558,1.277,58.739,4.477,0.475,421
SER,HB2,46319,0.61,9.182,3.867,0.278,725
SER,HB3,43053,0.61,41.7,3.843,0.343,503
SER,HG,924,0.13,11.36,5.422,1.193,23
SER,C,46531,0.000,197.1,174.589,3.254,32
SER,CA,65467,4.331,361.278,58.694,2.805,70
SER,CB,60788,-939.2800,365.087,63.723,4.984,170
SER,N,68552,0.000,416.964,116.292,4.253,189
THR,H,64336,0.02,21.7,8.233,0.640,534
THR,HA,44303,0.87,7.468,4.451,0.479,264
THR,HB,40659,0.087,71.587,4.168,0.655,78
THR,HG1,1629,-1.783,11.01,5.212,1.402,39
THR,MG,40565,-12.1,16.3,1.138,0.279,510
THR,C,40395,4.780,185.918,174.456,4.070,35
THR,CA,56552,0.971,92.659,62.210,2.759,104
THR,CB,52562,-939.2800,629.206,69.590,5.649,162
THR,CG2,34435,7.177,175.6,21.595,1.917,112
THR,N,61259,0.0,402,115.403,6.323,64
TRP,H,14089,3.421,17.315,8.269,0.781,92
TRP,HA,9794,2.043,11.414,4.678,0.534,77
TRP,HB2,9273,0.42,5.35,3.179,0.350,143
TRP,HB3,9017,-0.3776,7.972,3.116,0.372,137
TRP,HD1,8273,1.880,10.75,7.128,0.363,126
TRP,HE1,9199,-1.279,131.711,10.094,1.445,37
TRP,HE3,7185,1.85,12.233,7.299,0.525,128
TRP,HH2,7126,2.84,10.900,6.952,0.455,111
TRP,HZ2,7765,2.63,10.81,7.267,0.412,115
TRP,HZ3,6927,0.76,8.898,6.848,0.472,92
TRP,C,8460,2.500,184.30,175.973,6.049,12
TRP,CA,11894,2.966,362.099,57.713,4.800,12
TRP,CB,11102,1.6,328.795,30.089,4.784,23
TRP,CD1,5274,30.236,183.141,126.325,4.470,23
TRP,CD2,188,1.578,155.174,127.130,13.071,2
TRP,CE2,248,56.4176,177.710,137.535,9.569,6
TRP,CE3,4409,-10.872,174.807,120.173,5.545,29
TRP,CG,259,4.174,116.526,110.100,9.006,2
TRP,CH2,4655,-6.333,160.818,123.539,5.024,22
TRP,CZ2,5025,7.107,159.041,114.037,4.609,30
TRP,CZ3,4434,-8.702,161.540,121.151,4.660,22
TRP,N,12864,6.712,423.160,121.648,6.026,13
TRP,NE1,7540,0.53,435.960,129.269,6.295,31
TYR,H,36554,0.02,12.34,8.294,0.739,180
TYR,HA,25016,0.442,7.160,4.609,0.563,203
TYR,HB2,23316,-21.230,23.28,2.898,0.466,195
TYR,HB3,22790,-21.230,23.28,2.833,0.483,237
TYR,HD1,20167,0.190,10.5,6.920,0.373,237
TYR,HD2,17229,0.5522,10.499,6.916,0.377,211
TYR,HE1,19125,0.08,11.8,6.690,0.309,160
TYR,HE2,16443,0.43,11.7,6.690,0.320,147
TYR,HH,442,-0.788,31,9.103,2.096,5
TYR,C,22274,2.200,184.78,175.368,4.700,22
TYR,CA,31109,2.200,357.681,58.144,3.099,25
TYR,CB,28911,18.38,338.686,39.307,3.133,43
TYR,CD1,12301,19.589,141.572,132.361,5.290,65
TYR,CD2,8449,3.492,139.644,132.362,5.325,48
TYR,CE1,12085,40.435,182.764,117.730,4.101,109
TYR,CE2,8324,34.1221,154.10,117.772,3.349,68
TYR,CG,390,7.113,175.115,128.143,12.323,6
TYR,CZ,287,6.839,165.718,155.511,13.729,3
TYR,N,34074,0.2,818,120.749,11.899,35
VAL,H,78671,-0.41,120.980,8.271,0.790,168
VAL,HA,53950,-2.83,54.971,4.168,0.629,126
VAL,HB,50358,-27.480,31.75,1.979,0.450,389
VAL,MG1,50627,-27.2,24.20,0.819,0.333,562
VAL,MG2,49730,-27.2,56.56,0.801,0.431,245
VAL,C,50693,1,205.699,175.631,3.413,28
VAL,CA,69771,20.668,362.057,62.496,3.197,101
VAL,CB,64788,15.597025,331.747,32.716,2.289,140
VAL,CG1,44602,-7.4,321.185,21.547,2.434,90
VAL,CG2,43052,-5.648,320.420,21.346,2.531,92
VAL,N,75697,0.2,529,121.146,7.361,82
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