Re: Format of 'dcdfreq' field in conf file

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu May 21 2020 - 01:19:26 CDT

Sorry, but from a computer's point of view this *not* an integer number.
The decimal point makes it a floating point number (with an integer value).


Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
On Thu, May 21, 2020, 02:12 Oscar Bastidas <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Would someone please tell me if, in my conf file, it is ok to write my
> dcdfreq value in the following format:
> *dcdfreq   200.0;  #please note the presence of the decimal point and
> trailing zero*
> Does namd process this as if there were no decimal point?  Or will it
> crash?  Looking at the namd documentation, it just says that the number
> needs to be an integer which the above example is.
> Thanks.
> Oscar
> Oscar Bastidas, Ph.D.
> Postdoctoral Research Associate
> University of Minnesota

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