Re: memory-optimized version binary coordinates?

From: Aron Broom (
Date: Fri Jun 15 2012 - 16:18:22 CDT

when you do a run, have:

binaryoutput yes

in the config file.

Then your coor, vel, and dcd files will be binary.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Carlos Sosa <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Any information on how to obtain binary format representation for the
> coordinates?
> From the NAMD wiki:
> III. obtain a binary format representation of your coordinates. The
> coordinate output file of a non memory optimized run would work. Or extract
> the binary coordinates using VMD.
> IV. replace "coordinates" with "bincoordinates" and replace the reference
> to the pdb file with a file containing binary format coordinates.
> Thanks

Aron Broom M.Sc
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo

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