6.7. QM ‣ GAMESS menu

It is a menu related to GAMESS.

In order to use GAMESS you need to install GAMESS separately. The way to install GAMESS is described in Installing Winmostar and solvers.

6.7.1. Configure

Set calculation conditions of GAMESS. To set up the calculations immediately after setting Run button, once to return to the main window please press OK button.

See the (1) Run GAMESS, (2) Run GAMESS for the behavior when clicking Run.

Return to the default state with Reset button. Save the current state as the default state with Save as Default button. Restore the default state to the factory condition with Save as Default ‣ Clear Default Settings.

Easy Setup
Shows the simple setting window.
Specify the parallel number.
NODES (FireFly)
Specify the directory of the node used for calculation.
Basic Tab
Specify the charge.
Specify multiplicity.
Specify SCF calculation method.
Select the calculation purpose.
Specify the format of molecular structure data.
Specify the upper limit of the SCF calculation iteration number.
Specify the number of internal coordinates.
To specify whether or not to actually perform the calculation, specify CHECK to check the input.
Specify whether to use symmetry in calculation.
Specify the detail level of the output.
Specify the method of localization of the trajectory. (Default 0 = not)
Specify Pseudopotential.
Specify the basis function system of the density functional theory method.
Specify whether energy calculation of excited state is performed using time-dependent DFT method
Fill in other keywords.
Basis Set
Select the basis function system. It is reflected in GBASIS, NGAUSS, NDFUNC, NFFUNC, DIFFSP, DIFFS.
Basic set of basis functions
Number of Gaussian functions
Read the basis function from an external file.
Number of added d-polarization functions
Number of added f-polarization functions
Number of added p-polarization function
Specify whether to add sp-diffuse function
Specify whether to add s-diffuse function
Fill in other keywords.
Advanced tab
Calculation time limit (default 600 minutes)
Memory usage (default 1 MW)
Fill in other keywords.
Specify whether to use direct SCF calculation method.
We use Davidson damping to create Fock matrix.
Specify the threshold of density change at SCF convergence judgment. (Default 1.0D - 05)
Fill in other keywords.
Specify how to calculate the initial wave function.
Fill in other keywords.
Specify the upper limit of the number of steps of structure optimization. (Default 20)
Specify the threshold of the energy gradient. (Default 0.0001 Hartree/Bohr)
Specify algorithm for structure optimization.
Specify how to obtain the Hessian matrix.
Fill in other keywords.
Make Z-Matrix settings.
Specify whether to perform long distance correction. (Only for BLYP, BOP and BVWN)
Specify the value of long-distance correction parameter. (Default 0.33)
Fill in other keywords.
Specify the number of desired states (excluding the base state).
Specify the number of grid points in the radial direction for deriving the derivative of density functional. (Default 48)
Specify the number of lattice points in the angular direction. (Default 110)
Fill in other keywords.

6.7.2. Import Keywords

Only keywords (calculation conditions) are read from the existing GAMESS input file.

6.7.3. Import from Punch File Import $VEC

Import $VEC from the punch file. Import $HESS

Import $HESS from the punch file.

6.7.4. (1) Run GAMESS, (2) Run GAMESS

If the input file of GAMESS is opened in the main window, execute GAMESS using that file. If it is not open, save the input file of GAMESS and execute GAMESS.

When saving the input file, output format of coordinates changes according to the selection of Coordinate Format choice (Z-Matrix or XYZ) and Z-Matrix / XYZ tab of Coordinate Viewer.

Difference between Run (1) GAMESS and Run (2) GAMESS is the program path of GAMESS to start. You can change the program path with Tools ‣ Preferences ‣ Program Path. Run (1) GAMESS, Run (2) GAMESS is supposed to set Firefly or GAMESS of different versions etc. and use them while using them according to the scene It is.

To use the external basis function file (: command: $ BASIS EXTFIL = .T.), Put basis.lib in the same directory as GAMESS's EXE file. For WinGAMESS, specify setenv EXTBAS ../ basis.lib in :file:` runscript.csh`.

Following file will be generated with execution. As an example, the file/folder name when the input file is water.inp is also shown.

type Description
out file
Calculation log file.
bat file
This is a batch file for running GAMESS.
pun file
It is a punch file for detailed result analysis.

The job is run through Winmostar Job Manager.

6.7.5. Open Log File (out/log)

Open the out file with a text editor.

6.7.6. Animation(Optimization)

Create and display animation such as structure optimization, scanning, IRC calculation, etc. from the out file information.

For the animation display operation method, see Animation window.

6.7.7. Analyses MO, UV-Vis, Charge & NMR

Obtain information on molecular orbital, UV-Vis, charge, NMR from theout file information and display it.

Information on the charge read can be displayed in Viewport by selecting View ‣ Labels/Charges ‣ Show Mulliken Charge and so on.

Refer to Energy Level Diagram window, MO Plot window, UV-Vis Spectrum window, NMR Window for how to operate the subwindow. IR/Raman

Select the out file and display the vibration spectrum (IR or Raman spectrum).

After loading the IR spectrum from the out file of RUNTYP = HESSIAN, if you subsequently read the out Raman spectrum of :command: RUNTYP = RAMAN in this menu, both spectra are displayed simultaneously in the subwindow can.

Refer to IR Spectrum Window for how to operate the subwindow. RESP Charges

Calculate point charge based on RESP method from punch file.

The punch file to be loaded must be output from a calculation performed with the RESP/ESP setting selected in the Preference ‣ Easy Setup. The spin multiplicity is treated with the assumption of 1.

After being asked “Do you assign the same charge to an atom that is structurally equivalent to a molecule?”, when you click Yes, it internally uses acpype, and when you click No, it internally uses AmberTools directly to calculate the RESP charge. Basically, it is recommended to click Yes, but in such cases, click No. It is expected that the results of both calculations will not change significantly. If you want to average the charges of structurally equivalent atoms (e.g. the three hydrogen atoms of a methyl group) after choosing No, use Average the group’s charge.


To use this function, CygwinWM setup is required.

6.7.8. PDB Edit PDB File

Editing of atom deletion etc. is done while leaving residue information etc. of PDB data etc. FMOutil

Start FMOutil.

6.7.9. Paired Interacting Orbitals

Paired Interacting Orbitals Executes analysis. For details, see PIO analysis window.