Re: FW: editing the code of the non bonded pair potentials

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2013 - 14:08:53 CDT

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Asaf Farhi <> wrote:
> ________________________________________
> From: Asaf Farhi
> Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 9:14 PM
> To: Axel Kohlmeyer
> Subject: RE: namd-l: editing the code of the non bonded pair potentials
> Thank you very much for the reponse.
> I didn't know that the code is that complex.

what is simple or not depends a lot on your expectations, your skills,
and your experience. the *method* of classical MD *is* simple, but the
implementation may not always mirror that. particularly, lots of
features and good parallel performance come at a price.

> I thought that it is simple and that these places in the code can be easily spotted.

this kind of statement is quite irritating. it means that either you
have not done your due diligence and properly informed yourself about
NAMD before deciding to work on it, or it means that your attitude
towards asking people for help is even worse that it appeared in your
previous post (i.e. that you are just looking for somebody that does
the thinking and work for you and voluntarily lets you have credit as


> Sorry.
> Best regards,
> Asaf
> ________________________________________

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

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