Carlos, thanks for the thoughtful suggestions and brainstorming. Would you (and others?) be willing to attend the upcoming LAMMPS Users' Workshop (http://lammps.sandia.gov/workshops.html , August 8-10, 2013, Albuquerque) and lead/organize a session on computing basic properties as you suggest? It would be great if we could get knowledgeable attendees to help teach newbies how to create their own input, and convince knowledgeable users to upload useful example LAMMPS input here: http://lammps.sandia.gov/scripts.html
Would you (and others) be willing to take this challenge?
Willing to attend and help for sure. However, practically speaking
that might be a bit difficult for me. I'm in Canada (Ottawa) not in
the States and I am not a prof just a postdoc thus I will have to rely
on raising some funding to get me there. I am also not an American
citizen (naturalized Canadian) which I imagine will not allow me to
get inside any national lab over there. Anyways, you can count on me
even if my physical participation doesn't take place. I'll still be
more than happy to submit ideas and scripts to whoever you guys set in
charge of the task.
Thanks Carlos. Just to clarify, attending the workshop does not require U.S. citizenship and does not require getting inside any national lab. The workshop will almost certainly be held at the University of New Mexico location, same as in August 2011. Not being a prof doesn't bother us either. Of course you'll still have to figure out passport/visa and travel funds, but we'd love to get your help at the workshop. Please let me know if there's a strong likelihood you'll be able to attend.