Processing tools for Gaussian AIMD

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Dear NWChem users and developers

Recently, I noticed that the new version of NWChem has a new ability to compute ab initio molecular dynamics for finite systems using gaussian basis sets.
This feature is very promising for me and I appropriate the work of Fischer and his coworkers, but unfortunately there are only a few tools for processing the output of MD.
Is there any way to analyze the trajectory data with the tools of other codes such as GROMACS?

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Hossein Hajiabadi
University of Sistan and Baluchestan

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In order to use the tools from other programs you would need to convert the output from NWChem into a format that the other program can read. For instance, GROMACS usually wants its trajectory files in trr, xtc, or pdb format so you would need to convert the xyz file that NWChem produces to one of those formats. CatDCD is one potential way to do this conversion (http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/MDTools/catdcd/)

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Thank Sean
I hope this works, but can I ask you to tell me what is nwchem trajectory (xyz) file format is based on? Is it based on another MD software trajectory format or you created a new proprietary file format?
Edited On 11:29:13 PM PST - Tue, Jan 31st 2017 by Haji309

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An xyz file is a fairly common chemical file format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XYZ_file_format).

NWChem produces a slightly modified version in that the atomic velocities are included along with the coordinates so that there three additional columns. The coordinates are given in angstroms and the velocities are given in angstroms/femtosecond. The addition of the additional columns specifying the velocities often doesn't cause any problems for programs that read xyz files as they usually just ignore any information on a line past the three coordinates.


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