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Manuscript Title: CEAN: a system for processing coincident data and particle identification.
Authors: K. Ioannides, P.A. Assimakopoulos
Program title: CEAN
Catalogue identifier: AAFB_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 39(1986)245
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: CDC-CYBER 171.
Operating system: NOS-2.
RAM: 47K words
Word size: 60
Keywords: Nuclear physics, Data processing, Coincidence, Particle identification, Heavy ion, Particle detection.
Classification: 17.5, 17.7.

Nature of problem:
Program CEAN is intended for the analysis of event by event data recorded using coincidence techniques in nuclear physics experiments. Three different particle identification algorithms allow the user to isolate a certain light particle species emitted amongst others in a nuclear reaction. Three modes of operation with distinct display forms for the resulting spectra facilitate the installation of the program to varying hardware environments.

Restrictions:
The current version is dimensioned for a maximum of 20 spectra occupying a total of 20.000 channels, 10 gates in each spectrum and 5 detectors telescopes with up to 3 detectors each.

Running time:
Running times depend on the complexity of the experimental configuration and the amount of coincident data processed.