Below are lists of Frequency Asked Questions about Yambo.
  • General  
  • Installation
  • Usage
  • External codes


  • What’s with the name?

    Don’t worry about it, it’s just a silly name. It doesn’t stand for anything like Yet Another Many-Body cOde, for instance. Unless you really want it to.

  • How should I cite Yambo?

    We would appreciate it if you cited Yambo in any publications you make using the code. The primary references for Yambo are the articles:

    1) Yambo: an ab initio tool for excited state calculations

    Andrea Marini, Conor Hogan, Myrta Grüning, Daniele Varsano

    Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 1392 (2009).

    2) Many-body perturbation theory calculations using the yambo code

    Davide Sangalli, Andrea Ferretti, Henrique Miranda, Claudio Attaccalite, Ivan Marri, Elena Cannuccia, Pedro Miguel Melo, Margherita Marsili, Fulvio Paleari, Antimo Marrazzo, Gianluca Prandini, Pietro Bonfà, Michael O Atambo,Fabio Affinito, Maurizia Palummo, Alejandro Molina Sanchez, Conor Hogan,Myrta Grüning, Daniele Varsano and Andrea Marini

    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2019)


  • Can Yambo be used on OS/X?

    Yes, sure


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  • Can Yambo be interfaced with my favourite DFT code?

    If your favourite DFT code works with a planewave/pseudopotential basis and 3D periodicity, then yes.