PARAM file extension - CASTEP scripts file
What is param file? How to open param files?
File type specification:
The PARAM file extension is associated with CASTEP, a software package which uses density functional theory to provide a good atomic-level description of all manner of materials and molecules, originally developed by Prof. M.C. Payne.
The .param files contains all of the parameters which the user requires within the calculation. The parameters can be specified in any order but only one parameter must be specified per line. The most fundamental parameter is the task (there are other types of CASTEP calculation besides geometry optimisation).
The default software associated to param file type:
Company or developer:
CASTEP is a leading code for calculating the properties of materials from first principles. Using density functional theory, it can simulate a wide range of properties of materials proprieties including energetics, structure at the atomic level, vibrational properties, electronic response properties etc.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .param file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open param file, edit param file, convert param file, view param file, play param file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others param file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with param file - CASTEP scripts file
Click on the software link for more information about CASTEP. CASTEP uses param file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).