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Octpus Introduction

octopus is a program aimed at the ab initio virtual experimentation on a hopefully ever increasing range of systems types. Its main characteristics are:

  • Electrons are describe quantum-mechanically within the Density-Functional Theory (DFT), in its time-dependent form (TDDFT) when doing simulations in time. Nuclei are described classically as point particles.
  • Electron-nucleus interaction is described within the Pseudopotential approximation.

For more information we refer to the octopus project page:  http://www.tddft.org/programs/octopus/, or to our Wikipedia article  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_octopus_project.

Octopus Development

You can check out the very latest version of octopus from our subversion repository

 svn co http://www.tddft.org/svn/octopus/trunk

After that you will be able to update to the latest version using

 svn update