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GaussView 6.1.1 makes using Gaussian 16 C01 simple and straightforward by sketching in molecules using its advanced 3D Structure Builder, or loading in molecules from standard files. Also, it sets up and submits Gaussian 16 jobs right from the interface, and monitors their progress as they run. It examines calculation results graphically via state-of-the-art visualization features: displays molecular orbitals and other surfaces, view spectra, animates normal modes, geometry optimizations and reaction paths.  By subscribing to Gaussian, you will have direct access to run GaussView.

Research Computing Server(s): Longleaf
Default Version: 6.1.11
Installed Version(s): 4.1.2, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 6.0.16, 6.1.1

Setting up your Environment and Invoking

GaussView can be accessed through the Research Computing server. Choose one of the following methods for accessing GaussView depending on your local computer setup.


  • The default GaussView, part of Gaussian.
  • If GaussView is used to obtain a result, and that research result is published in the literature, the campus license agreement for GaussView requires that you acknowledge the usage of GaussView in an appropriate citation. Please check out the web page for more information and details regarding the required format for the citation.

Links and References

  • Gaussian, Inc.
  • J. B. Foresman and A. E. Frisch, “Exploring Chemistry with Electronic Structure Methods”, 2/e, Gaussian, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1993.
  • A. E. Frisch and M. J. Frisch, “Gaussian 98 User’s Reference”, 2/e, Gaussian, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1998.
  • M. J. Frisch, A. B. Nielsen, and A.E. Frisch, “Gaussian 98 Programmer’s Reference”, 2/e, Gaussian, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1998.

Additional Help

Research Computing home page.