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Molden is a general molecular and electronic structure processing program. It can be used to analyze various results obtained from electronic structure calculations.


  • Puhti: 6.7
  • Mahti: 6.7



Initialize with:

module load molden/6.7

Note, that you need remote graphics to work with Molden. You can either enable X11 forwarding or use the Puhti web interface desktop (recommended). If you intend to run Molden on Mahti you can use NoMachine as a fallback option.


The correct reference for Molden is:

  • G. Schaftenaar, E. Vlieg and G. Vriend, "Molden 2.0: quantum chemistry meets proteins", J Comput. Aided Mol. Des., 31 (2017) 789-800.
  • G. Schaftenaar and J. H. Noordik, "Molden: a pre- and post-processing program for molecular and electronic structures", J. Comput. Aided Mol. Des., 14 (2000) 123-134.

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Last update: October 10, 2022