Re: Question about colvars

From: Faramarz Joodaki (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2019 - 19:29:31 CST

Dear Josh,

Thank you very much for your email! Yes, I did not define any bias or
restrains in Colvars input file.

Best Regards,

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 8:19 PM Vermaas, Joshua <>

> Hi Faramarz,
> Yes. The default in colvars is to just report the values for the colvars
> you've defined to a .traj file. Only if your definitions include a bias,
> such as adding a wall inside the colvar or a harmonic potential applied
> outside it are forces and energies computed that are fed back into NAMD.
> One way to confirm this is to check the MISC entry in the log file, since
> that is where colvars energies end up.
> -Josh
> On 2019-01-30 18:11:05-07:00 wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I am running a NPT MD simulation by NAMD. I am using Colvars to monitor
> some distances and dihedral angles. Since I am just monitoring some
> variables, I have not applied any restraints on those variables. I assumed
> that by not mentioning restrains in Colvars input file and just defining
> some variables, Colvars just monitors those variables and reports them
> without applying any *default* restrains. Is it correct? I would be so
> grateful if you could help me with this issue.
> Best Regards,
> Faramarz

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Tue Dec 31 2019 - 23:20:28 CST