[gmx-users] g_dipoles, a bug?

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri Apr 15 14:51:17 CEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 20:41 +0800, xieyh at hkusua.hku.hk wrote:
> Dear users:
> Who ever successfully applied "g_dipoles" program? I met a very strange problem
> in my analysis.
> I defined some dummy atoms (without mass and charge) in my simulated system, in
> principle, the total dipole for such dummy group should be zero owing to its
> non-charge. However, when I used the g_dipoles to analyze, I found that the
> dipole for dummy is far away from zero, I do not what is the reason. Any
> suggestion?
Are you using an index file? g_dipoles assumes numbers in index files
are molecule numbers rather than atom numbers...
> Another question, if part of atoms are frozen in my system, which ensemble (NVT
> or NPT) should be better?
I think the pressure may be wrong if you freeze stuff, in which case NVT
should be better. I'm not sure though.

> Thanks a lot.
> Xie Yinghong
> Hong Kong Univ.
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