# General info¶

About Monte Carlo / the Grand Canonical Ensamble

It is best to read a bit about Monte Carlo and ensambles before working with the GCMC code. Almost every book or review text on molecular simulations will do, for example: Frenkel D, Smit B. Understanding molecular simulation: from algorithms to applications. Academic Press; 2002. 672 p.

Wikipedia also has some pages of interest:

It is important to note that this method heavily relies on random numbers, and simulations are thus non-repeatable in detail, but should converge to the same answer.