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:, or to our Wikipedia article

Octopus Development

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

 svn co

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

 svn update
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