The PARAM file extension is related to the CASTEP software. The .param file contains cript.

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PARAM file extension - CASTEP scripts file

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 optimisation).

The default software associated to param file type:

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 PARAM files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension PARAM:

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 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'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.).


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