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For debugging there are some very basic options already available in potfit:

If you compile potfit with the debug target, the binary will give you some additional output.

  • For every configuration the box vectors, normals and heights are written to stdout. There the number of periodic images needed is also given.
  • The different optimization algorithms give more details while they are running. For the meaning of the numbers please take a look at the source code. All additional output is enclosed in #ifdef DEBUG tags.

If you need additional output of variables or other things, you will have to do this manually in the sourcecode.


In the Makefile there are some options to enable profiling support in the binaries. This can be activated with the prof target.

debug.txt ยท Last modified: 2013/03/01 08:37 by daniel