Monstergauss was started in the 1970's, derived from early versions of parts of the Gaussian 80/82 series of programs. The aims were to have a program that was easily portable to a variety of computer systems, and which incorporated features not found in the Gaussian program suite.

It features analytic gradient optimization of geometries, plus various other options such as Restricted Hartree-Fock open shell SCF, pair-wise MC-SCF, Boys localization, one electron properties, quantitative PMO analysis, a direct CI, the Morokuma Energy Decomposition, and a basis set superposition error correction by the counterpoise method.

Monstergauss has been designed to be compatible, with minimal changes, with IBM and CDC mainframes, GOULD minicomputers, the DEC VAX minicomputers, and Unix-based systems (e.g. Sun and Apollo workstations).

Note: almost all the files here are compressed, and must be downloaded and uncompressed ('zcat FILENAME | tar xpf -') to be viewed. Most of the '.doc' files are in LaTeX format, but the basic text should be easy to read.

This page created and maintained by Mike Peterson,
Created June 18, 2002. Last updated April 20, 2020.