Re: [AMBER-Developers] last real chance to give a good name to "sqm"

From: Ben Roberts <>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:55:50 -0500

lol...I have to laugh about the Gaussian suggestion.

More suggestions:

QUACK (Quantum Chemistry Kit)
SEQUEL (Semi-Empirical QUantum Engine - don't know about the L)

I'll send round more if they come to mind.

Jason Swails wrote:
> Our best suggestion that we've come up with:
> Get Amber Useful for Solving Semiempirical Integrals in Atomic and Nuclear
> systems *GAUSSIAN*
> Although I think that name might be taken, but perhaps the current owner is
> willing to share?
> Other suggestions thrown around here if that doesn't work out:
> Biological Electronic Structure Tool (Biology, Biosystems, etc.) *BEST*
> Q (star trek reference)
> Biosystems Electronic Energy Solver *BEES*
> Semiempirical QUantum for AmberTools *SQUAT*
> QUantum Electronic STructure *QUEST*
> Semiempirical Package for Energy Computation in Amber {Line?} *SPECIAL*
> Generalized Electronic Energy Solving Engine *GEESE*
> --Jason (and friends)
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Scott Brozell <>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I never got an official rejection; so i resubmit:
>> Quantum Model Building with Energy Refinement
>> maybe qmber is too cute for u since u must have considered and rejected it
>> for some reason; even googggle admires it with 6220 hits ;-)
>> of course, this theme has a lot of mileage: qmander, qander, ...
>> Scott
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:57:10AM -0500, case wrote:
>>> Hi everyone:
>>> As you probably know, AmberTools 1.3 will have a "stand-alone" quantum
>>> chemistry code that will carry out semiempirical and DFTB calculations.
>>> I think this is likely to be of fairly wide interest, beyond just people
>>> doing antechamber or QM/MM simulations.
>>> I began calling this "sqm" (Stand-alone Quantum Mechanics), but have
>> never
>>> been happy with this name. Now is the time for *you* to make your mark
>> by
>>> suggesting a better name.

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