AMBER Archive (2008)

Subject: RE: AMBER: can amber read .xyz files?

From: Ross Walker (
Date: Thu May 08 2008 - 12:23:16 CDT

Hi Wang,

> Can amber read .xyz files? Or I have to convert it to .pdb or .crd
> and .prm formatted files?

Unfortunately not. Your best option is probably to try converting it to a
pdb or mol2 file. You can then run this through antechamber (assuming this
is for a small ligand and not a complete protein) to get you the files
required to produce a prmtop and inpcrd file for use in sander.

See section 4 of the amber tools v1.0 manual and the following tutorial for
an example of how to use antechamber:

Good luck,

|\oss Walker

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