[Ifeffit] Artemis Feff calculation error

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Jun 2 16:24:02 CDT 2014

Your feff.inp file is for feff8.  For all the reasons discussed on
this list at great length, artemis doesn't try very hard to use feff8.

I have attached the same file, edited to use feff6.  It runs fine for

As for the EDGE vs HOLE thing, that is Artemis trying to be 'helpful'
in dealing with that rather awkward change in terminology between
feff6 and feff8.  Certainly wasn't very helpful in this case.


On 06/02/2014 05:08 PM, Schima, Frank wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’m running Demeter from Macports on Mac OS X 10.9.3. We are
> seeing an error in a Feff calculation that we don’t understand and we
> are hoping someone can point out what we are doing wrong.
> 1. Launch artemis
> 2. Open File->Import->Chi(k) data and select the file chi.dat
> (attached). This file is our data.
> 3. Notice that a plot window opens that looks good.
> 4. In the Artemis [Data] chi window, press “Import crystal data or a
> Feff calculation”
> 5. Select the feff.inp file for Cu (attached). This file is from the
> EXAFS Cu example.
> 6. In the "Artemis [Feff] Atoms and Feff" window that appears, press the
> “Run Feff” button.
> Here is the error from the output console:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ********** Feff calculation beginning at 2014-06-02T15:04:27
>   Feff 6L.02
>    Error reading input, bad line follows:
>   HOLE      k  1.0
>   Fatal Error: at RDINP
> (Feff executable: feff6)
> ********** Feff calculation finished at 2014-06-02T15:04:27
> Your Feff calculation took 0 seconds.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The line “ HOLE      k  1.0” does not appear in either data file. Ideas?
> Cheers!
> Frank
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