From: Zakaria Bouchouireb (
Date: Tue May 10 2022 - 03:14:24 CDT

Dear all,

I am currently trying to use FFTK to parameterize a new compound. While
trying to run bond optimization, I got the following error:

unmatched open quote in list
unmatched open quote in list
     while executing
"lrange $line 0 1"
     (procedure "read_harmonic_frequencies" line 18)
     invoked from within
"read_harmonic_frequencies $file"
     (procedure "::QMtool::load_gaussian_log" line 61)
     invoked from within
"::QMtool::load_gaussian_log $hessLog $hessLogID"
     (procedure "::ForceFieldToolKit::Gaussian::zmatqm_BondAngleOpt"
line 12)
     invoked from within
$debug $debugLog $hessLogID $hessLog "
     (procedure "::ForceFieldToolKit::BondAngleOpt::optimize" line 79)
     invoked from within
     (procedure "::ForceFieldToolKit::gui::baoptRunOpt" line 40)
     invoked from within
     invoked from within
".fftk_gui.hlf.nb.bondangleopt.runOpt invoke "
     invoked from within
".fftk_gui.hlf.nb.bondangleopt.runOpt instate {pressed !disabled} {
.fftk_gui.hlf.nb.bondangleopt.runOpt state !pressed;
     (command bound to event)

After some digging in the mailing list archive, it seems that the error
could arise from the parser of QMtool module. I used Gaussian 16
ES64L-G16RevA.03 for the hessian calculation (it did finish without any

The log file can be accessed here :;!!DZ3fjg!_Smi_GO9iIoMAHK73bE5TSUktUknqJF5ZWUlm2AuiG86wMOY9XyvajOjaiJo7eagwu1hkYz0Kx81iDekHToB1uCYDp0gRPqZOWZ4grU$

Does anyone have any insight on how to fix/avoid this ?

Many thanks.

Kind regards,


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Laboratoire CEISAM
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