Each class of table allows different sets of properties to be specified. Any number of properties may be specified in a table subject to the limits of what can be contained in memory and what can be easily read when printed.
There are two groups of properties, static properties and dynamic properties. The static properties are those properties which are calculated just from the structure, a parameter set, and one set of coordinates. The dynamic properties are those which are calculated using a dynamics trajectory. In this section, we will discuss only the static properties; the dynamic properties are discussed in the section on dynamics analysis, see Dynamical Table Properties. Also, a property may be read from a file, see Table I/O. Note that dynamic and static properties as well as properties read from a file may be freely mixed in the table.