[gmx-users] decimal charge instead of integer

Erik Marklund erikm at xray.bmc.uu.se
Thu Jan 21 14:23:22 CET 2010

Carla Jamous skrev:
> Hi,
> In order to run my simulation, I had to insert GDP parameters in 
> ffamber94 (the force field I'm using).
> However, I'm having a problem with GDP charge.
> the charge of every charge group in top file should be an integer. But 
> I'm getting a decimal charge which gives me naturally a decimal total 
> charge of my molecule.
> I checked number of atoms, it's correct, their charge also.
> But it seems it's having trouble adding charges & giving an integer 
> charge.
> Does anyone have an idea where is the source of the problem?
> Thanks
> Carla
I don't think amber uses charge groups, so there is no need to put that 
constraint on your set of charges. The moleculs as a whole must have 
integer charge though.

Erik Marklund, PhD student
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