AMBER Archive (2009)

Subject: Re: [AMBER] ambmol2?

From: David A. Case (
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 08:19:00 CDT

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009, Junmei Wang wrote:

> I will improve the code so that it can handle atom names of five characters.

Note the Amber's prmtop format does not allow more than 4 characters
for atom names, and lots of Amber code has the same restriction. Plus,
at *some* point, most users are going to want to have a pdb file (for
visualization, transfer to other people, etc.) I think the complications
of allowing 5-character atom names is way more hassle than it is worth,
and we just have to say "4 characters is the limit".


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