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Avogadro uses the Monte Carlo method when you use a conformational searching?


Hello, I’m new using the Avogadro software, I use the latest version and was installed on Windows 7. Currently I performed a conformational search for a molecule, but I have a doubt, because I don’t know if the software takes into account the Monter Carlo’s method when performs the conformational searching


I’m not quite sure what you’re asking. There are multiple conformer search techniques in Avogadro:

Obviously, the systematic search is not Monte Carlo. The weighted search is stochastic, but it’s not officially Monte Carlo because of how the rescaling is done.


Thank you very much for your promptly response.