By combining interface-pinning simulations with numerical integration of the Clausius–Clapeyron equation, we accurately determine the melting-line coexistence pressure and fluid/crystal densities of the Weeks–Chandler–Andersen system, covering four decades of temperature. The data are used for comparing the melting-line predictions of the Boltzmann, Andersen–Weeks–Chandler, Barker–Henderson, and Stillinger hard-sphere approximations. The Andersen–Weeks–Chandler and Barker–Henderson theories give the most accurate predictions, and they both work excellently in the zero-temperature limit for which analytical expressions are derived here.

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