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Manuscript Title: Limits, discovery and cut optimization for a Poisson process with uncertainty in background and signal efficiency: TRolke 2.0
Authors: J. Lundberg, J. Conrad, W. Rolke, A. Lopez
Program title: TRolke version 2.0
Catalogue identifier: AEFT_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 181(2010)683
Programming language: ISO C++.
Computer: Unix, GNU/Linux, Mac.
Operating system: Linux 2.6 (Scientific Linux 4 and 5, Ubuntu 8.10), Darwin 9.0 (Mac-OS X 10.5.8).
RAM: ~ 20 MB
Keywords: confidence interval calculation, systematic uncertainties, profile likelihood.
Classification: 4.13.

External routines: ROOT (http://root.cern.ch/drupal/)

Nature of problem:
The problem is to calculate a frequentist confidence interval on the parameter of a Poisson process with statistical or systematic uncertainties in signal efficiency or background.

Solution method:
Profile likelihood method, Analytical

Running time:
< 10-4 seconds per extracted limit.