Spike Cleaning

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Below you can find some useful instruction that allow to apply spike cleaning at different level. All this instruction refer to CMSSW versions < 3_7_X.

Spike Cleaning with Re-reconstruction

There is also the possibility to produce a cleaned collection of clusters and to re-reconstruct all the high-level objects (i.e. Electrons and Photons) on top of that. To perform the re-reconstruction with CMSSW_3_6_X some tags need to be checked out:

cvs co -r V00-01-20      RecoEcal/Configuration
cvs co -r V00-06-16      RecoEcal/EgammaClusterAlgos
cvs co -r V00-06-50-02   RecoEcal/EgammaClusterProducers
cvs co -r V00-11-02-01   RecoLocalCalo/EcalRecAlgos
cvs co -r 00-04-27    RecoEgamma/EgammaHLTProducers
cvsco-rV01-06-03   RecoEgamma/EgammaElectronProducers   
cvsco-rV01-12-06   RecoEgamma/EgammaElectronAlgos   
cvsco-rV00-03-19 RecoEgamma/EgammaIsolationAlgos   
cvsco-rV01-00-06   RecoEgamma/PhotonIdentication   
addpkg RecoEgamma/EgammaPhotonProducers
cvs co -d EGamma/EGammaSkims -r pm20100610a UserCode/EGamma/EGammaSkims   
checkdeps -a 
scram b 

The full sequence that needs to be run is defined in

and clearly the sequence
must be included in your path.

An example of a reReco with cleaning enabled is under EGamma/EGammaSkims/test


It will produce objects whose name is the same of the original one (except the process name).

This solution has the advantage that superCluster production is not spoiled by the presence of isolated spikes close to the signal. The provided solution for the moment is cleaning only isolated spikes using the swiss cross algorithm.

To apply a cut for the timing in 3_6_X we suggest you to use the kOutOfTime recHit flag as explained later

Tools to clean at the level of the objects

Swiss Cross

If you want to use the "Swiss Cross" method a static function to compute this variable given the DetId of the hit is provided in RecoLocalCalo/EcalRecAlgos:
static float swissCross( const DetId id, const EcalRecHitCollection &, float recHitEtThreshold = 0. );

As input it takes also the RecHit collection and an optional RecHit Et threshold which by default is st to 0.


If you want to clean the collection using the
EcalRecHit::Flags = kOutOfTime
flag you have to check directly the RecHit using the:
uint32_t recoFlag() const 
method provided by the EcalRecHit interface.

More information

More information are available in the ECAL cleaning recipe twiki

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