A standard format for Les Houches Event Files

J. Alwall, A. Ballestrero, P. Bartalini, S. Belov, E. Boos, A. Buckley, J. M. Butterworth, L. Dudko, S. Frixione, L. Garren, S. Gieseke, A. Gusev, I. Hinchliffe, J. Huston, B. Kersevan, F. Krauss, N. Lavesson, L. Lönnblad, E. Maina, F. MaltoniM. L. Mangano, F. Moortgat, S. Mrenna, C. G. Papadopoulos, R. Pittau, P. Richardson, M. H. Seymour, A. Sherstnev, T. Sjöstrand, P. Skands, S. R. Slabospitsky, Z. Wa̧s, B. R. Webber, M. Worek, D. Zeppenfeld

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    A standard file format is proposed to store process and event information, primarily output from parton-level event generators for further use by general-purpose ones. The information content is identical with what was already defined by the Les Houches Accord five years ago, but then in terms of Fortran commonblocks. This information is embedded in a minimal XML-style structure, for clarity and to simplify parsing. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)300-304
    Number of pages4
    JournalComputer Physics Communications
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2007


    • Event generators
    • File format
    • Les Houches Accord


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