MDANSE an interactive application for analysing molecular dynamics simulations

MDANSE (Molecular Dynamics Analysis for Neutron Scattering Experiments) is a python application designed for computing properties that can be directly compared with neutron scattering experiments such as the coherent and incoherent intermediate scattering functions and their Fourier transforms, the elastic incoherent structure factor, the static coherent structure factor or the radial distribution function. Moreover, it can also compute quantities such as the mean-square displacement, the velocity autocorrelation function as well as its Fourier Transform (the so-called vibrational density of states) enlarging the scope of the program to a broader range of physico-chemical properties.

Most of MDANSE calculations can be applied to the whole system or to arbitrary subsets that can be defined in the graphical interface while less common selections can be specified via the command-line interface. MDANSE is written in Python and currently works on Linux/debian, MacOS and Windows.


MDANSE: An Interactive Analysis Environment for Molecular Dynamics Simulations. G. Goret, B. Aoun, E. Pellegrini. J Chem Inf Model. (2017) 57(1):1-5.


  • Advanced graphical user environment
  • Advanced 2D and 3D data plotter
  • Many analysis available
  • Easily customizable analysis
  • Open Source
  • Multiplatform (Windows, MacOs, Linux/debian)

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