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Download LAMMPS

You can download LAMMPS as a tarball from this page, using the "Download Now" button below.

There are several ways to get the LAMMPS software, either as a tarball, or from an active repository, or in executable form:

With source code, you have to build LAMMPS using "cmake" or "make". But you have more flexibility as to what features to include or exclude in the build. If you plan to modify or extend LAMMPS, then you need the source code.

The Install doc page lists what is included in the LAMMPS distribution.


Download a tarball

Select the code you want, click the "Download Now" button, and your browser should download a gzipped tar file. Unpack it with the following command, and see the README file to get started.

tar -xzvf file.tar.gz 

There have been ~285,500 downloads of LAMMPS from Sept 2004 thru Dec 2017.

LAMMPS molecular dynamics package:

LAMMPS --- Stable version (16 Mar 2018) - Recent C++ version source tarball, GPL license, ~124 Mb. Includes all bug fixes and new features described on this page, up to the date of the most recent stable release.
LAMMPS --- Development version - Most current C++ version source tarball, GPL license, ~124 Mb. Includes all bug fixes and new features described on this page.
LAMMPS 2001 --- older f90 version source tarball, GPL license, 1.1 Mb, last updated 17 Jan 2005
LAMMPS 99 --- older f77 version source tarball, GPL license, 840 Kb

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All versions of LAMMPS are distributed under the terms of the GNU Public license. The earlier Fortran versions are no longer under active development.

To determine what version of LAMMPS you already have, see this page. If you download a tarball and want to stay current as features or bug-fixes are added to LAMMPS, see the Install patch doc page.

You can download older versions of LAMMPS, by going to this page and selecting the version you want, based on the date in the tarball file name. Not every version is available, because LAMMPS is updated frequently, and we have limited space on our WWW server.

Older parallel MD codes (ParaDyn, LJ) and the Python-based Pizza.py package, which provides pre- and post-processing and viz tools for LAMMPS, are available for download from this page.