From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 07:46:27 CDT

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Lechuga, Javier wrote:

JL> Hello,

JL> When trying to open big files with VMD I am having memory allocation
JL> errors. Is there a way to bypass this?. Molecular dynamics usually
JL> get to give huge result files.

you have a number of options:
 - buy more memory for your machine
 - save data less frequently
 - load only parts of your trajectory
 - use a stride > 1 when loading trajectories
 - use the bigdcd script when running analysis functions


JL> Thank you

Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
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