ADL: Ligand atom types

Garrett M. Morris garrett at
Thu Mar 13 10:43:06 PDT 2008

On 10 Mar, 2008, at 2:23 am, Giulia Canevari wrote:

> Hi all,
> I can't find on the web site the list of ligand atom types that  
> Autodock 4
> can deal with.
> Could somebody direct me there (or tell me them), please?

The atom types and their parameters are listed in the parameter file,  
which in AutoDock 4.0.1 is called "AD4_parameters.dat".  You can read  
more here:

When AutoGrid and AutoDock 4 are compiled from source code into the  
executable, these parameters are "baked in" as the default values, so  
normally you don't need a copy of the AD4_parameters.dat file and you  
don't have to specify it explicitly in your GPF or DPF.

You can download the parameter file for AutoGrid 4.0.0 and AutoDock  
4.0.1 from here:

I hope this helps,


> Thanks in advance,
> Giulia
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