A param file extension is related to the CASTEP software. A param file contains script.

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PARAM file extension - CASTEP script

What is param file? How to open param files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

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 optimization).

The default software associated to open param file:

CASTEP picture or screenshot

CASTEP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Castep team

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. 

Help how to open:

Use CASTEP to work with *.param files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .param file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .param file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting param files.

Software that open param file - CASTEP script

Programs supporting the exension param on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about CASTEP for open param file action.


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