RE: AMBER: energy plot in minimization

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 10:10:13 -0800

We'd need to see your output file here to get an idea of what is going on.
The energy increasing could be suggestive of a bad starting structure. Again
seeing the output will help.
As for converging the minimiser will either run until:
1) MAXCYC is exceeded.
2) Too many LINMIN failures.
3) RMS target is achieved.
In all 3 cases a message should be written to the output file explaining why
the minimisation run is stopping.
All the best

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From: [] On Behalf Of
Gustavo Pierdominici Sottile
Sent: 09 February 2005 09:36
Subject: AMBER: energy plot in minimization

   There is something rare in the plot of the energy when doing a
minimization. At first the energy oscilates and then there is an abrupt
decrease when the method changes. Afterwards, the energy goes up. This rise
keeps on and then it seems to arrive to a plateau.
I will not do a normal mode analysis, but I donīt understand why it
Another doubt is to know if the convergence criterion is achieved or not.
Perhaps the anwser is that the ending has less steps than "maxcyc"

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