DESCRIPTIONThe program geom reads a set of Cartesian coordinates and determines from them the bond distances (Bohr and angstrom), bond angles, torsional angles, out-of-plane angles (optional), moments of inertia, and rotational constants.
input.dat - Input fileand one of the following:
geom.dat - geometry file file11.dat - PSI-format geometry/gradient file
geom.out - file containing the analysis
The geom program has the following options:
Print help information (these options).
- -aces [filename]
Read the input in an ACES output format, with each line consisting
of atomic symbol, atomic number, and Cartesian coordinates (in Bohr).
The optional argument is the name of the geometry input file, which
defaults to geom.dat.
- -qchem [filename]
Read the input in an QCHEM output format, with each line consisting
of the atom number, the atomic symbol, and Cartesian coordinates (in
Angstroms). The optional argument is the name of the geometry input file,
which defaults to geom.dat.
- -xyz [filename]
Read the input in an XYZ output format.
The first line contains the number of atoms and the second
line is a comment line. Subsequent lines each contain
the atomic symbol and Cartesian X Y and Z coordinates (in
The optional argument is the name of the geometry input file,
which defaults to geom.dat.
Print out-of-plane angles, where the angle a-b-c-d is defined
as the angle formed by the vector a-d and the plane defined
by atoms b, c, and d.
- DO_OOP = boolean
Same as command-line switch -oop described above.
- ISOTOPES = matrix of reals/strings
Used to specify masses to be used in the calculation of
the center of mass and rotational constants. One array
is provided for each isotopomer to be calculated. The
arrays can mix floating point numbers with strings
which designate isotopes. If this array is not given
and file11.dat is present, then the masses will be
obtained by converting the atomic numbers in file11.
If masses are not given by ISOTOPES or by file11, then
no mass-related quantities will be calculated.
- -g [filename]
Read Cartesian coordinates from a file other than file11.dat.
If a filename is not given, the default is geom.dat.
The alternative file is assumed to be in a format similar to that
of PSI's geom.dat. Since such files do not contain atomic numbers,
the moments of inertia and rotational constants are not calculated
if this option is used.
- READ_GEOM = boolean
This option in input.dat tells
to read the geometry from geom.dat in the PSI geom.dat format.
Print parameters for all pair distances.
- PRINT_ALL_DIST = boolean
Same as -a flag described above.
- -d distance
Only print parameters involving pairs of atoms which are less than
distance bohr apart (default value is 4.0 bohr).
- PRINT_DISTANCE = value
Same as -d flag described above.
The input coordinates are in angstroms, not bohr.
- ANGSTROM = boolean
If TRUE, the input coordinates are in angstroms instead
of bohr. The default is FALSE.
The following example is for calculating the geometrical information for water with several different isotopes. The geometry is read from geom.dat rather than from file11.dat.
read_geom = true
isotopes = (
(O H H)
(O D D)
(O18 1.007825 1.007825)