From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Wed May 28 2014 - 13:45:51 CDT

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Sankha Mukherjee <>wrote:

> Dear all,
> I using Lammps for simulating amorphous silicon (Lammps script attached)
> and I need to obtain the radial distribution function for the amorphous
> phase. I have been trying to use VMD to get the RDF using the dump file
> (atom type, attached). When I load the dump file and use the Radial Pair
> distribution Function tool I get the following message saying 0 frames
> processed and a blank plot. I have tried with Nickel structure also, but
> every time I get the message that '0 frames processed, frames skipped'. Can
> someone suggest whats going wrong?

most likely your selections don't contain any atoms. please keep in mind
that VMD has no mind reading capability and thus cannot know information
that you ​don't provide. you use a selection "name Si"; have you checked
whether you actually have atoms in your trajectory file with the name Si.
the pink color of the visualization suggests, you don't.


> Thanks
> Sankha

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.