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General Information

Short Description: An interface to Gaussian.

Category: Computational Chemistry

Installation Information

Version: 4.12 and 5.08      Version Date:  2007, and 2009

Technical support:  Please contact Research Services (

Terms of Use:  

License Information

Number of Licenses:  Site License

Type of License:  BC site license for Linux 

Installed Sites: Linux Cluster.

Installed Platforms: Linux

Vendor/Developer:  Gaussian, Inc

Vendor Website:

Usage Information

1.  Gaussview is a graphical application, and as such, you need an X11 client on your desktop system to use .  When you ssh to, use:

    ssh -Y -l user-name

2. The display (graphics) will be sent to your desktop system. 

Load the gaussian module by typing:

    module add gaussian

or to use version 5.08

     module add gaussian/g09

3. Start gaussviewby typing:


4.  You can submit calculations from Gaussview directly to the queues.   Pull the "File" menu down to "Preferences".   Select "Job Setup" and then select "Execute using custom command line".  Replace



    /usr/public/gaussian/g03/gaussian_submit $INFILE

You can also add options to gaussian_submit.

 For information about start gview, and use the on-line help.