I am a beginner in DFT. Can someone suggest a good DFT software with a GUI for simulating dipole moments and optical absorption spectra in an organic crystal? I have tried the Burai GUI of Quantum ESPRESSO, but it doesn't seem to have this functionality. I have heard about the Amsterdam modelling suite. Do any of you have experience with that software, or others?
Yesterday I was browsing the webpage of the biologist Logan Donaldson and agree 100% with this quote:
"As structural studies also have a computational component, a willingness to use computers (UNIX-based systems) is a must."
Trust me: it is better to learn the command line.
I'm speaking from experience since I have had many students working with me who stubbornly tried to find GUI alternatives to all sorts of things despite me strongly recommending to use the command line over and over again. 100% of those students did not last long before eventually giving up in their quest to stay away from the command line for as long as possible: despite spending 10x as much energy on trying to get a GUI to work and on troubleshooting all the problems they encountered with GUIs, compared to the very small amount of energy they would have had to spend just to learn the command line, they ended up having to learn the command line anyway.
I began using UNIX when I was 9 years old. It's time for you to learn it too.