11.9. Dump styles
Classes that dump per-atom info to files are derived from the Dump class. To dump new quantities or in a new format, a new derived dump class can be added, but it is typically simpler to modify the DumpCustom class contained in the dump_custom.cpp file.
Dump_atom.cpp is a simple example of a derived dump class.
Here is a brief description of methods you define in your new derived class. See dump.h for details.
|write_header||write the header section of a snapshot of atoms|
|count||count the number of lines a processor will output|
|pack||pack a proc’s output data into a buffer|
|write_data||write a proc’s data to a file|
See the dump command and its custom style for a list of keywords for atom information that can already be dumped by DumpCustom. It includes options to dump per-atom info from Compute classes, so adding a new derived Compute class is one way to calculate new quantities to dump.