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potlist - list potential value and forces of a potential descriptor
potlist potname=name [parameter=value]
the value of the potential value in (a) user specified position(s). The
potential is obtained from data file in standard potential(5NEMO)
In addition to the potential value, the forces, it’s derivatives and the
poissonian density are calculated. The total table will hence contain: x,
y, z, ax, ay, az, phi, phixx, phiyy, phizz, rho, dr, time.
following keywords are recognized in any order if the keyword is also given:
The keyword double= can force a float potential to be treated
as a double potential, and vice versa. Results can thus be meaningless in
these cases, or the program will look in untrusted memory and coredump.
- Generic name of the file which contains the description of
the potential. Some potentials require an addition data-file, see keyword
potfile=. [default: none].
- List of parameters for the
model. Will all be interpreted as double precision numbers. If less than
the required number of parameters are given, the remainder will be taken
from default settings in the potential routine. When too many are given,
the remaining are ignored. The first parameter, currently ignored, is reserved
for pattern speed, unless overridden with the omega= keyword described
below. [default: as defined by potential routine].
extra datafile which some potential descriptors use. Some files need a list
of spline fitted points, others need an N-body snapshot etc. Most potentials
will ignore this keyword though. [default: not set].
where potential, forces and density are calculated. If more than one value
is given, it must be consistent with the number given in the other space
coordinates. See nemoinp(1,3) for rules to provide multiple values. [default:
- Y-position(s). See X. [default: 0.0].
- Z-position(s). See X. [default:
- If applicable, the time at which the potential is to be calculated.
- Differential in position which is used to numerically
compute the force derivatives to compute the Laplacian. The poissonian
density is then obtained after division by 4-pi. If no number is given,
the densities are not computed, and only position, accelerations, potential
and time are returned. Default: not used.
- Override value
for the pattern speed. Normally the pattern speed is defined by the first
argument in potpars=, but this allows you to override. Forces and potentials
are correctly displayed in the rotating frame of reference, but computing
poissonian densities would not make sense without setting omega=0. Default:
- Format used in printf(3)
statement to print value. If
no separator is provided, a space will be used. [Default: %g]
of dimensions used in Poissonian density computation. Should be 2 or 3.
- Force usage of Float or Double potentials. By default autodetected.
Old potentials (prior to 2001) are only available in double, which is the
~src/orbit/potential original sources
13-Jul-87 V1.0: Original created PJT
8-Apr-88 V2.0: added ’name’ parameter for hackforce PJT
5-May-88 V2.1: small mods, renamed keywords PJT
9-feb-90 V3.0: added time dependant options, renamed keywords PJT
26-jun-90 V3.1: can give whole array of input positions PJT
15-oct-93 V5.1: new method(s) of getting pattern speed PJT
17-feb-94 V5.2: added ndim= PJT
18-sep-01 V4.0: handle both _float and _double potentials PJT
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