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.XYZ File Extension

File Type 1Molecule Specification File

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CategoryData Files
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What is an XYZ file?

File used by various chemistry programs, such as TINKER and UniChem; contains a description of a molecule, including the number of atoms, element symbol, and X, Y, and Z coordinates; stored in a plain text format.

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While there is no official standard for XYZ files, they still generally contain the same types of data.

NOTE: The ".xyz" extension may also be used as a generic file extension when providing examples, or when the file extension is unknown.

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Programs that open XYZ files
Updated 11/4/2016

File Type 2Celestia Sampled Trajectory Data File

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CategoryData Files
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.XYZ File Association 2

Data file used by Celestia, a free universe visualization and simulation program; stores an ordered list of positions in space and timestamps; specifies the trajectory of a planet, moon, star, or other space entity.

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XYZ files are referenced by .SSC catalog files, which store information about universe entities. XYZ files must be saved to a \data\ directory within the directory that the SSC file resides. For example, if galileo.ssc is saved to the \extras-standard\galileo\ directory, then any galileo XYZ files should be stored in the \extras-standard\galileo\data\ directory.

Programs that open XYZ files
Windows
Celestia
Mac
Celestia
Linux
Celestia
Updated 6/30/2011

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