Monte Carlo Minimization Routine ???

Jim Kress jimkress at
Thu Oct 14 21:47:08 EST 1999


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Ryan D. Alexander <ryanalex at> wrote in message
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> In attempting to model chromosomes packed within a nucleus, I've decided
that I
> need a type of Monte Carlo Minimization routine.  Scouring the Web has
turned up
> little in the way progress, so I've turned to you all in NG-Land...
> Essentially I'm looking for an algorithm (in Fortran 77/90, preferably)
where I
> may enter a set of initial cartesian coordinates, the associated radii for
> "chromosome," and an objective function (i.e. Lennard-Jones potential
> function).  Let the program calculate the value of my objective function,
> Carlo (smartly) to re-position the chromosomes, recalculate the potential,
> etc. until the function value is minimized.
> Anyone's help (books, articles, URL's) would be greatly appreciated!!  If
> in the realm of molecular dynamics, or packing theory (of non-uniform
> have any ideas, I'd obviously welcome them as well.
> Thanks in advance... (oh & as this is probably not of general interest to
> ng's please just e-mail me directly if you'd like)
> -- Ryan D. Alexander
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> Ryan D. Alexander, CSU-LBNL NSCORT Ph.D. Trainee
> Colorado State Univ., Dept. of Radiological Health Sciences
> E-mail: ryanalex at
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