MLatom 3 for AI-enhanced computational chemistry: JCTC paper and online tutorial
MLatom 3 is a program package designed to leverage the power of ML to enhance typical computational chemistry simulations and to create complex workflows.
This open-source package provides plenty of choice to the users who can run simulations with the command-line options, input files, or with scripts using MLatom as a Python package, both on their computers and on the online XACS cloud computing service at XACScloud.com.
Computational chemists can calculate energies and thermochemical properties, optimize geometries, run molecular and quantum dynamics, and simulate (ro)vibrational, one-photon UV/vis absorption, and two-photon absorption spectra with ML, quantum mechanical, and combined models.
The users can choose from an extensive library of methods containing pretrained ML models and quantum mechanical approximations such as AIQM1 approaching coupled-cluster accuracy. The developers can build their own models using various ML algorithms. The great flexibility of MLatom is largely due to the extensive use of the interfaces to many state-of-the-art software packages and libraries.
I am happy to see how MLatom has grown over ten years and would like to thank all the excellent contributors and collaborators who made it possible! We also welcome new contributors.
Paper (open-access, CC-BY 4.0)
Pavlo O. Dral, Fuchun Ge, Yi-Fan Hou, Peikun Zheng, Yuxinxin Chen, Mario Barbatti, Olexandr Isayev, Cheng Wang, Bao-Xin Xue, Max Pinheiro Jr, Yuming Su, Yiheng Dai, Yangtao Chen, Lina Zhang, Shuang Zhang, Arif Ullah, Quanhao Zhang, Yanchi Ou. MLatom 3: A Platform for Machine Learning-Enhanced Computational Chemistry Simulations and Workflows. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2024, 20, 1193–1213. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.3c01203.