great line from Gaussian manual

July 9, 2007 at 8:00 pm | | software

I’m not a huge fan of the Gaussian online manual. Maybe I’m spoiled by Matlab, but G03MANTOP is soooooo confusing and not user-friendly. Even William thinks it’s tough to understand. Here’s my favorite line I’ve found:

CIS Output. There are no special features or pitfalls with CI-Singles input.

Maybe this isn’t funny to everyone, but I just like the idea that they didn’t add any special pitfalls to the CIS input format.

(BTW, that claim is bull. I haven’t been able to get my CIS calcs to work too good so far.)


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  1. man, i hope i don’t get banned by gaussian for this post.

    Comment by sam — July 9, 2007 #

  2. here’s the other side:

    Comment by sam — July 9, 2007 #

  3. I reported you to Frisch. You’re so banned.

    Comment by charles — July 11, 2007 #

  4. Intresting post about “G”.

    That comment on “reported” and “banned” is closer to truth than you might think.

    Comment by Dr. Bubba — August 25, 2007 #

  5. CIS is one of the least accurate methods for excited state calculations. For low-lying states, why don’t you use CI or EOM-CC with ACES2? It is far more accurate.

    Comment by Doktor Shen — November 30, 2007 #

  6. Yes, I know that CIS isn’t ideal. Which is why I gave up on it. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check those out!

    Comment by sam — December 3, 2007 #

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