Nicholas M. Glykos' group


This is Carma version 2.3 (May 2023).

License and documentation

 ·  Carma is free software and you are encouraged to use, copy, modify, and distribute both the program and its documentation [here is the documentation in html and pdf formats].

 ·  If you ever need to reference carma or grcarma in your publications (but note that you are not required -at least by me- to do so), please use the following citations :

Glykos, N.M. (2006), "Carma: a molecular dynamics analysis program", J. Comput. Chem., 27, 1765-1768 (abstract, PDF 284 KBytes).

Koukos, P.I. & Glykos, N.M. (2013), "grcarma: A Fully Automated Task-Oriented Interface for the Analysis of Molecular Dynamics Trajectories", J. Comput. Chem., 34, 2310-2312 (abstract, PDF 929 KBytes).

Mailing list

Mailing list support is offered through carma's google group. Use the form below to join the group:

Fast installation for Linux machines

Get this installer (3.2 MBytes), and then from the unix shell :

chmod 755

... and it should install everything in /usr/local/. You may need root privileges for the last command to work (use "sudo ./").

For some of grcarma's additional features to work properly, you need to install the tcsh shell, and weblogo (using something like: sudo apt install tcsh ; pip3 install weblogo).

Traditional download and install

Get the compressed archive carma-v.2.3.tar.gz (26 MBytes). Contains source code, documentation, and stand-alone executable images (for carma, grcarma and cluster5D) suitable for Linux (32 and 64bit), MacOSX and Windows (32 and 64bit).

On a Unix machine, do :

tar zxvf carma-v.2.3.tar.gz
cd carma-v.2.3/

Windows users will have to start their 7Zip-like program and follow the instructions for unpacking the distribution. Once you unpacked the archive, go to the carma folder and follow the instructions in the file to locate and run the automated windows installer.