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|Manuscript Title: CheckMATE: Confronting your Favourite New Physics Model with LHC Data|
|Authors: Manuel Drees, Herbert K. Dreiner, Jong Soo Kim, Daniel Schmeier, Jamie Tattersall|
|Program title: CheckMATE|
|Catalogue identifier: AEUT_v1_0|
Distribution format: tar.gz
|Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 187(2015)227|
|Programming language: C++, Python.|
|Computer: PC, Mac.|
|Operating system: Linux, Mac OS.|
|Keywords: Analysis, Confidence Limits, Monte Carlo, Detector Simulation, Delphes, ROOT, LHC.|
External routines: ROOT, Python, Delphes (included with the distribution)
Nature of problem:
The LHC has delivered a wealth of new data that is now being analysed. Both ATLAS and CMS have performed many searches for new physics that theorists are eager to test their model against. However, tuning the detector simulations, understanding the particular analysis details and interpreting the results can be a tedious and repetitive task.
CheckMATE is a program package which accepts simulated event files in many formats for any model. The program then determines whether the model is excluded or not at 95% C.L. by comparing to many recent experimental analyses. Furthermore the program can calculate confidence limits and provide detailed information about signal regions of interest. It is simple to use and the program structure allows for easy extensions to upcoming LHC results in the future.
Only a subset of available experimental results have been implemented.
Checkmate is built upon the tools and hard work of many people. If Checkmate is used in your publication it is extremely important that all of the following citations are included, br>
The running time scales about linearly with the number of input events provided by the user. The detector simulation / analysis of 20000 events needs about 50s / 1s for a single core calculation on an Intel Core i5-3470 with 3.2 GHz and 8 GB RAM.
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