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Unlike other programs, no special setup is needed to run Gamess. All environment variables etc. are set with an execution script that will be described in the next section. However, it is a good idea to put the directory with the Gamess program into the path, i.e. set the PATH environment variable:
setenv PATH "/opt/gamess/Feb22-2006-R2/64bit:"$PATH (for csh)
export PATH="/opt/gamess/Feb22-2006-R2/64bit:"$PATH (for bash)
This is for the 64bit default version of the program. Gamess can also be set up using the usepackage utility, simply by typing
Now you're ready to roll.