Edm Browser

Complete: 4
Detailed Review status


The tool is still in testing phase

The EdmBrowser is a tool for inspection of Edm Root files in CMSSW. It allows to

  • Browse an Edm Root file event by event
  • Browse through the branches in Edm Root files
  • Show a list of all objects in a branch with their properties
  • Show all numerical and textual properties of any selected object
  • Show references to other objects
The EdmBrowser shall serve as an addition to the existing tools (TBrowser, Iguana, Fireworks) for browsing Edm Root files. In contrast to the TBrowser events can be browsed on an event by event basis. In contrast to event displays (Iguana, Fireworks), a textual representation of all properties of any object is provided.

Getting started

Set up CMSSW and run Config Editor

  • CMSSW >=3_5_4
    The tool is still in testing phase. All functionality is integrated in edmConfigEditor. It will later be named edmBrowser.
    cmsrel CMSSW_3_5_4
    cd CMSSW_3_5_4/src

  • CMSSW 3_3_4 - 3_5_3
    The tool is still in testing phase. All functionality is integrated in edmConfigEditor. It will later be named edmBrowser.
    cmsrel CMSSW_3_1_4
    cd CMSSW_3_3_4/src
    addpkg FWCore/GuiBrowsers V00-00-29
    scram b

  • CMSSW 2_1_X - 3_3_4
    Old version with limited functionality.
    • Set up CMSSW(>=2_1_X) environment:
      cmsrel CMSSW_2_1_17
      cd CMSSW_2_1_17/src
    • Download latest version (04.02.2009) of EdmBrowser from AFS (tgz-file, 26 MB):
      cp /afs/cern.ch/user/h/hinzmann/www/web/CMS.EdmBrowser.tgz .
      or from website http://cern.ch/test-configbrowser/CMS.EdmBrowser.tgz.
    • Extract (total size 69 MB) and run EdmBrowser:
      tar -xzf CMS.EdmBrowser.tgz
      cd CMS.EdmBrowser
      python CMS.EdmBrowser.py

Browsing edm root files

  • Open any edm root file


  • Click yourself through the branches in the left view
  • Click on boxes in the center view to insepect their contents and properties
  • Move between events using the arrows in the tool bar


First Prototype

Update during CMSWEEK

Review status

Reviewer/Editor and Date (copy from screen) Comments
AndreasHinzmann - 14 Dez 2009 add getting started for EdmBrowser4
AndreasHinzmann - 03 Jun 2009 add news
AndreasHinzmann - 11 Dec 2008 add getting started
AndreasHinzmann - 07 Oct 2008 add introduction
AndreasHinzmann - 02 Oct 2008 add installation instructions
AndreasHinzmann - 29 Sep 2008 create template page

Responsible: AndreasHinzmann Last reviewed by: AndreasHinzmann - 14 Dez 2009

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Bitmapbmp edmbrowser-muon-example.bmp r1 manage 1702.0 K 2008-12-11 - 17:38 AndreasHinzmann Screenshot of the EdmBrowser
Bitmapbmp edmbrowser-screenshot.bmp r1 manage 1401.4 K 2009-12-14 - 10:01 AndreasHinzmann  
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