Registered 2013-04-13 by Eric Conte

MadAnalysis 5 is a framework for phenomenological investigations at particle colliders. Based on a C++ kernel, this program allows to efficiently perform, in a straightforward and user-friendly fashion, sophisticated physics analyses of event files such as those generated by a large class of Monte Carlo event generators.

MadAnalysis 5 can also be used for the recasting of existing LHC analyses. These features are documented on the MA5 PAD (public analysis database), together with instructions to implement new analyses (see http://madanalysis.irmp.ucl.ac.be/wiki/PublicAnalysisDatabase).

Download
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The latest stable version of the MadAnalysis 5 package can be obtained in two ways:
 - directly from the Bazaar versioning system by typing in a shell:
    bzr branch lp:madanalysis5
 - as a tarball (to be downloaded from the right side of this page).

Installation
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MadAnalysis 5 requires several external libraries in order to properly run:
 - Python 2.6 or a more recent version (but not the 3.X series)
 - The GNU GCC compiler (or clang for Mac OS X users).
 - GNU make

To benefit from all options coming with the MadAnalysis 5 program, the following (optional) libraries have to be installed:
 - ROOT v5.27 or a more recent version. Root 6 is recommended.
 - Zlib headers and libraries (automatic installation: typing 'install zlib' in a madanalysis shell)
 - FastJet 3.0 or more recent (automatic installation: typing 'install fastjet' in s madanalysis shell)
 - latex and pdflatex compilers
 - the PAD (see http://madanalysis.irmp.ucl.ac.be/wiki/PublicAnalysisDatabase)
 - Delphes (automatic installation: typing 'install delphes' in a madanalysis shell)

Credits
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If you use MadAnalysis 5, please cite
1. E. Conte, B. Fuks and G. Serret,
    Comput. Phys. Commun. 184 (2013) 222
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1599

2. E. Conte, B. Dumont, B. Fuks and C. Wymant,
     Eur. Phys. J. C 74 (2014) 10, 3103
     http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.3982

3. B. Dumont, B. Fuks, S. Kraml et al.,
      Eur. Phys. J. C 75 (2015) 2, 56
      http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.3278

Overview
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MadAnalysis 5 has two running modes:
 - The first running mode of the program, easier to handle, uses the strengths of a powerful Python interface in order to implement physics analyses by means of a set of intuitive commands.
 - The second running modes requires to implement the analyses in the C++ programming language, directly within the core of the analysis framework. This opens unlimited possibilities concerning the level of complexity that can be reached, the latter being only limited by the programming skills and the originality of the user.
We refer to the manual and MadAnalysis lectures (see http://madanalysis.irmp.ucl.ac.be/wiki/Talks) for more information.

Project information

Maintainer:
MadAnalysisTeam
Driver:
MadAnalysisTeam
Licence:
GNU GPL v3

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Latest version is v1.6
released on 2018-05-04

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