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Re^3: Unphysical XMCQDPT2 energies when scanning along normal coordinate

Alex Granovsky

Dear Ole,

you are welcome.

Indeed the linear dependence was not very strong. I think the most
important change I introduced into your input files is:

 $contrl inttyp=hondo

The ALTTRF integral transformation code which is used for
(semi)direct Method=1 MP2 and direct (X)MCQDPT, had been designed
back in 1997, before the fastints/gencon code was developed.
Due to this reason, ALTTRF uses old Pople-Hehre and Hondo integral
packages. While Hondo code is very precise, somewhat faster Pople-
Hehre code is not very precise, especially for diffuse functions.
Any run that uses diffuse functions should be run with Pople-Hehre
code completely disabled i.e. with inttyp=hondo

Best regards,

On Thu Oct 27 '16 3:16pm, Ole_ wrote
>Dear Alex,

>thank you so much for the great support you are giving on this forum!

>I noticed the quasilinear dependence, but it seemed small to me, so I
>did not expect such severe consequences to the XMCQDPT2 step.

>Thanks again and best regards,
>On Wed Oct 26 '16 4:45pm, Alex Granovsky wrote
>>Dear Ole,

>>Unphysical results you got are caused by a quasilinear dependence
>>in the atomic basis set you are using, as indicated in the output
>>files. Perturbation theory calculations are typically very sensitive
>>to such dependences in ill-defined basis sets. To get correct results,
>>you need to increase the overall precision of all stages involved
>>into xmcqdpt2 computations. Attached is rar archive with corrected
>>input files and corresponding outputs from both Firefly v. 8.1.1 and
>>Firefly v. 8.2.0.

>>Hope this helps.

>>Kind regards,
>>Alex Granovsky

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