Event Title

File Input System Rework

Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 18

Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

Particle physics research involves processing up to millions of simulated particle collision events under a variety of conditions. These events are contained in Root files, and efficiently accessing these files is a crucial first step in the whole IMSA-CMS analysis. In our framework, the locations of the Root files corresponding to a condition are stored in text files, and the specific conditions chosen for analysis are determined in specially designed driver files. Our analysis’ current input system relies on increasingly outdated and confusing hard-coded methods of processing Pick Files and accessing the proper text files; this project reworks our input system to bring it in line with current practice and allows for much more flexibility for future analyses.

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Apr 20th, 9:30 AM Apr 20th, 9:45 AM

File Input System Rework

Particle physics research involves processing up to millions of simulated particle collision events under a variety of conditions. These events are contained in Root files, and efficiently accessing these files is a crucial first step in the whole IMSA-CMS analysis. In our framework, the locations of the Root files corresponding to a condition are stored in text files, and the specific conditions chosen for analysis are determined in specially designed driver files. Our analysis’ current input system relies on increasingly outdated and confusing hard-coded methods of processing Pick Files and accessing the proper text files; this project reworks our input system to bring it in line with current practice and allows for much more flexibility for future analyses.