# How to analyse the results

# How to analyse the results

In this chapter, practical guidance is given on the calculation of thermodynamic, structural, and dynamical quantities from simulation trajectories. Program examples are provided to illustrate the calculation of the radial distribution function and a time correlation function using the direct and fast Fourier transform methods. There is a detailed discussion of the calculation of statistical errors through the statistical inefficiency. The estimation of the error in equilibrium averages, fluctuations and in time correlation functions is discussed. The correction of thermodynamic averages to neighbouring state points is described along with the extension and extrapolation of the radial distribution function. The calculation of transport coefficients by the integration of the time correlation function and through the Einstein relation is discussed.

*Keywords:*
Pair-distribution-functions, time-correlation-functions, transport-coefficients, error-estimation, Einstein-relation

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