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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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 reference for Yambo is the article:

Yambo: an ab initio tool for excited state calculations
Andrea Marini, Conor Hogan, Myrta Grüning, Daniele Varsano
Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 1392 (2009). [pdf]


Can Yambo handle calculations based on Ultrasoft pseudopotentials?
No: only norm conserving pseudopotentials should be used with Yambo.
Can Yambo handle spin?
Yes. Since 27/02/2013 the GPL version of yambo can handle spin-polarized wave-functions and spinors. Check it out.
I want to reproduce result X from publication Y, but the version of Yambo I downloaded doesn't seem to be able to do that kind of calculation. What's going on?
Tough luck: not all of Yambo is available in the GPL version. Maybe wait a few years.
I found a bug in Yambo...what should I do?
Have a look at the source code, debug it, and send us a patch. That is: if it really IS a bug.
The information I need is not in the documentation or in this FAQ. What should I do?
The best place to start is to post your question in the forum.
How do you get down off a horse?
You don't: you get down off a duck.