How to use the AMPTInterface in CMSSW

Goal of this page

The aim of this page is to document the CMSSW interface to the AMPT Monte-Carlo generator—where the code lives, how to run it, and details of the implementation.

General Info

CMSSW Release Status

The AMPTInterface is fully integrated into CMSSW as of release CMSSW_3_4_0_pre4.

Ongoing developments

Under construction


The AMPTInterface code lives in the package GeneratorInterface/AMPTInterface.

Original Generator

The present version of AMPT used in CMSSW is version ??. For more information see ??

Running Instructions

Under construction

Official Configuration files

The file GeneratorInterface/AMPTInterface/python/ contains default parameters for the AMPT generator.

The file GeneratorInterface/AMPTInterface/python/ contains the configuration of a complete generator module (EDFilter).

Physics settings

The following sections describe which parameters need to be modified in your configuration file for various physics scenarios.

Under construction

Implementation details

Under construction

Further information

Under construction


Any questions, suggestions, complaints you have, please send email to the CMS-HI software list (

Review status

Reviewer/Editor and Date Comments
PhilipAllfrey - 3 Dec 2009 created page as part of documentation review

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