The CMSSW Documentation Suite:

The CMS Offline WorkBook

Background information and tutorials on

  • accessing computing resources
  • using the software
for physics analysis within the CMS collaboration.

A subset of the CMS SW Offline Guide, the first-stop for both users and software developers.

Chapter 1: Accounts and Registration

Chapter 2: The Basics of CMS Offline Computing

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Data Analysis

Chapter 4: CMSSW Framework in Data Analysis

Chapter 5: Using the Computing Resources



Chapter 6: Event Generation and Simulation

Chapter 7: Physics Object Analysis Examples

Chapter 8: Statistics and Analysis Examples

Chapter 9: Advanced Tools and Tasks

Chapter 10: Software Infrastructure

Related links:

March, 2018: Due to AFS phaseout at CERN, CMS recommends to stop using AFS scratch space (~/scratchN , ~/wN directories) and move to either CERN EOSUSER or AFS workspace.
Sept, 2017: The CMSSW release has been updated to CMSSW_9_3_2

Provide FEEDBACK as you work through the workbook! (Detailed instructions)

Review status

Reviewer/Editor and Date (copy from screen) Comments
MargueriteTonjes - 03 Oct 2017 rewrite of Ch. 1.2 and 7.10, updates and review of Ch. 5.4, 7.8, ongoing reviews, UPDATED listed for 2017 only
PetarMaksimovic - 02 Aug 2009 Complete rewrite of ch. 3 + reorganization of ch. 4 + cascading changes in ch.2
Main.Aresh - 21 Feb 2008 changed the index entry for chapter 4.5 (previously the text was 'Generator Particle Candidates')

Organizing SubSubSections in 3.4 Fireworks, the same information is kept as before, A.Morelos.

Responsible: SudhirMalik
Last reviewed by: KatiLassilaPerini - 28 Feb 2008



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