How do I convert a POSCAR-format-like file to a XSF file (visualized by XCrySDen)?
I'm looking for a step by step tutorial on the process and what tools/programs are needed.
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There are couple of tools which can quickly convert POSCAR to xsf format.
The basic syntax to convert POSCAR to xsf:
atomsk POSCAR xsf
Inside the structure editor there is the option
406) Convert POSCAR/CONTCAR to Other Formats
The xsf format is one of the available options.
from ase.io import vasp from ase.io import xsf a=vasp.read_vasp('POSCAR') xsf.write_xsf('new.xsf',a)
The above Python script should convert a POSCAR file to
You can also look at another python script which can convert other types of VASP files.
This GitHub repo made by user houzf has a bash script to do this conversion.