Dear PerOla Norrby:
I understand your point. But I really don't want to
compare wit Xrays, but to do a comparison
between calculated structures. Suppose, for
example, that I optimize the geometry of a molecule
with increasing basis set levels. Thus I have an STO3G, 321G, 631G, 6311G
optimized structures.
Then I calculate the
RMSD between each of the structures and that coming from the 6311G
optimization (the
highest level in this example). I guess that the RMSD is going to decrease
from
a maximum value for
the STO3G down to 0 corresponding to the 6311G with itself.
Of course, the best match will be 0. But beside
this, can we take a RMSD value (what I call the
threshold value in my previous message) and
consider it closely enough to the best match ?
In order words, that the structure optimized with,
say 631G, will be almost as good as 6311G ?
I know that the example I has given is a very
simple and moreover abstract one. That is why I
asked my question in the CCL hoping that the
experience of the members with different
molecular geometry optimizations will help me. Of
course, I understand the problem in terms
of listings of bonds and angles.
Thanks in advance
Daniel
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