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) CommentsSorted ascending
Main.Aresh - 21 Feb 2008 changed the index entry for chapter 4.5 (previously the text was 'Generator Particle Candidates')
PetarMaksimovic - 02 Aug 2009 Complete rewrite of ch. 3 + reorganization of ch. 4 + cascading changes in ch.2
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

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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