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6:43:45 PM PST  Tue, Dec 15th 2015 

Hello,
I have a challenging problem that gives oscillatory convergence with the usual DIIS approach, but behaves quite nicely with the cgmin option. However, I would like to be able to converge the total energy somewhat more tightly than the default (5E4). I've tried using this input block:
dft
odft
mult 1
grid fine
vectors input complex.vec output complexrefined.vec
xc m06hf
cgmin
convergence energy 1e6
end
title "Energy Refinement"
task dft energy
but the convergence criteria remain unchanged. Is there a way to change this value from the input file?
Thank you!




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7:34:52 PM PST  Tue, Dec 15th 2015 

gradient

Since the CG approach ignores the energy convergence criterion, the only solution is to use the convergence gradient option
dft
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convergence gradient 1d6
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7:45:43 PM PST  Tue, Dec 15th 2015 

Oh, that makes sense, I'll do that. Thanks!



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