CSG Manual

Disclaimer: This manual is not complete. The best way to start using the software is to look at the provided tutorials. The reference section is generated automatically from the source code of the master version, so please make sure that your software and manual versions match.

The last, no longer updated version, of the old pdf manual can be found here.


Development of this software depends on academic research grants. If you are using the package, please cite the following papers:

  • [mashayakrelative] Relative entropy and optimization-driven coarse-graining methods in VOTCA

  • [ruhle2011hybrid] Hybrid approaches to coarse-graining using the VOTCA package: liquid hexane

  • [Ruehle:2009.a] Versatile Object-oriented Toolkit for Coarse-graining Applications


The core development is currently taking place at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany.