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Jaguar is an ab initio quantum chemistry package for both gas and solution phase calculations, with strength in treating metal-containing systems. It is commercial software marketed by the company Schrödinger. The program was originated in research groups of Richard Friesner and William Goddard and was initially called PS-GVB (referring to the so-called pseudospectral generalized valence bond method that the program featured).
Jaguar is an essential component of two other Schrödinger products. The program Maestro provides the graphical user interface to Jaguar, and a QM/MM program QSite uses Jaguar as its quantum-chemical engine.
A distinctive feature of Jaguar is its use of the pseudospectral approximation. This approximation can be applied to computationally expensive integral operations present in most quantum chemical calculations. As a result, calculations complete much faster at a negligible loss of accuracy.
The current version Jaguar 8.0 includes the following capabilities:
- Hartree–Fock (RHF, UHF, ROHF) and density functional theory (LDA, gradient-corrected, dispersion-corrected, and hybrid functionals)
- local second-order Møller–Plesset perturbation theory (LMP2)
- generalized valence bond perfect-pairing (GVB-PP) and GVB-LMP2 calculations
- prediction of excited states using configuration interaction (CIS) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT)
- geometry optimization and transition state search
- solvation calculations based on the Poisson–Boltzmann equation
- prediction of infrared (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), ultraviolet (UV), and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra
- pKa prediction
- generation of various molecular surfaces (electrostatic potential, electron density, molecular orbitals etc.)
- prediction of various molecular properties (multipole moments, polarizabilities, vibrational frequencies etc.)
Known version history
- Jaguar 8.0 (2013)
- Jaguar 7.9 (2012)
- Jaguar 7.8 (2011)
- Jaguar 7.7 (2010)
- Jaguar 7.6 (2009)
- Jaguar 7.5 (2008)
- Jaguar 7.0 (2007)
- Jaguar 6.5 (2006)
- Jaguar 6.0 (2005)
- Jaguar 5.5 (2004)
- Jaguar 5.0 (2003)
- Jaguar 4.2 (2002)
- Jaguar 4.1 (2001)
- Jaguar 4.0 (2000)
- Jaguar 3.5
- Jaguar 3.0
- Computational Chemistry, David Young, Wiley-Interscience, 2001. Appendix A. A.2.5 pg 337, Jaguar
- S.A. Orzag (1972). Studies in Applied Mathematics 51: 253.
- R.A. Friesner (1991). Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry 42: 341.
- R.A. Friesner, R.B. Murphy, M.D. Beachy, M.N. Ringnalda, W.T. Pollard, R.B. Dunietz, Y. Cao (1998). Physical Chemistry A 103: 1913.
- R.B. Murphy, M.D. Beachy, R.A. Friesner, M.N. Ringnalda (1995). Journal of Chemical Physics 103: 481. Bibcode:1995JChPh.103..481L. doi:10.1063/1.469615.