MC-TESTER: a universal tool for comparisons of Monte Carlo predictions for particle decays in high energy physics

Published: 01-02-2004| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h44hg6czzg.1
P. Golonka,
T. Pierzchała,
Z. Wa̧s


Abstract Theoretical predictions in high energy physics are routinely provided in the form of Monte Carlo generators. Comparisons of predictions from different programs and/or different initialization set-ups are often necessary. MC-TESTER can be used for such tests of decays of intermediate states (particles or resonances) in a semi-automated way. Our test consists of two steps. Different Monte Carlo programs are run; events with decays of a chosen particle are searched, decay trees are analyzed and ... Title of program: MC-TESTER version 1.1 Catalogue Id: ADSM_v1_0 Nature of problem The decays of individual particles are well defined modules of a typical Monte Carlo program chain in high energy physics. A fast semi-automatic way of comparing results from different programs is often desirable, for the development of new programs, to check correctness of the installations or for discussion of uncertainties. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADSM_v1_0; MC-TESTER version 1.1; 10.1016/S0010-4655(03)00466-1 ADSM_v2_0; MC-TESTER, version 1.23 and version 1.24.4; 10.1016/j.cpc.2010.11.023 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)