Geometry optimization code that includes the TRIC coordinate system
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This is an open-source geometry optimization code for quantum chemistry. The code works by calling external software for the energy and gradient through wrapper functions. Currently Q-Chem, TeraChem, Psi4, and Molpro are supported.

Authors: Lee-Ping Wang, Chenchen Song

Contributors: Yudong Qiu (Psi4 engine); Sebastian Lee (Molpro engine); Daniel G. A. Smith (Testing framework); Chaya Stern (Travis, Conda)

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If this code has benefited your research, please support us by citing:

Wang, L.-P.; Song, C.C. (2016) "Geometry optimization made simple with translation and rotation coordinates", J. Chem, Phys. 144, 214108.

Quick Help

Package dependencies are: Python 2.7, 3.6+ NumPy, Scipy, NetworkX

To install the code, run "python install". To execute the geometry optimizer, run "geometric-optimize".

You will need a .xyz file for the coordinates and one of the supported quantum chemistry software packages. The supported packages are: TeraChem, Q-Chem, and Psi4. You can also call Gromacs for MM forces.

Please refer to the example calculations for how to run the code.
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