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ESPResSo++ is an extensible, flexible, fast and parallel simulation software for soft matter research. It is a highly versatile software package for the scientific simulation and analysis of coarse-grained atomistic or bead-spring models as they are used in soft matter research. ESPResSo and ESPResSo++ have common roots and share parts of the developer/user community. However their development is independent and they are different software packages. ESPResSo++ is free, open-source software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


To get a copy of the developer version (most recent version) of ESPResSo++, you can use git or docker. Using docker will give you a binary release (nothing to compile, but performance may not be optimal). If you use git clone or download a tarball, you will have to compile ESPResSo+ yourself, which might lead to better performance.

Using docker:

# docker pull espressopp/espressopp
# docker run -it espressopp/espressopp /bin/bash

Using git:

# git clone

Alternatively, you can download a tarball or zip file of previous release versions of ESPResSo++.


# cd espressopp
# make -j2
# source ESPRC

After building go to the examples directory and have a look at the python scripts.


Documentation for the developer version of ESPResSo++ is at:

Documentation for release versions from v1.9.4.1 onward is at:

where XXX is the version number, e.g.:


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