HZTool and Rivet: Toolkit and Framework for the Comparison of Simulated Final States and Data at Colliders.
Summary, in English
We describe an existing library of Fortran routines, HZTool, which enables, for each measurement of interest, a comparable prediction to be produced from any given Monte Carlo generator. The HZTool library is being maintained by CEDAR, with subroutines for various measurements contributed by a number of authors within and outside the CEDAR collaboration.
We also describe the outline design and current status of a replacement for HZTool, to be called Rivet (Robust Independent Validation of Experiment and Theory). This will use an object-oriented design, implemented in C++, together with standard interfaces (such as HepMC and AIDA) to make the new framework more flexible and extensible than the Fortran HZTool.
- Particle Physics
- Theoretical Particle Physics
IEEE transactions on nuclear science
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
- Subatomic Physics
Computing in High Energy Physics 2006
- ISSN: 0018-9499