Working with AiiDA


While many common functionalities are provided by either command-line tools (via verdi) or the web interface, for fine tuning (or automatization) it is useful to directly access the python objects and call their methods.

This is possible in two ways, either via an interactive shell, or writing and running a script. Both methods are described below.


As described in the section about calculations, JobCalculation instances are submitted by the daemon to an external scheduler. For this functionality to work, AiiDA needs to be able to interact with these schedulers. Interfaces have been written for some of the most used schedulers.