Di-Boson studies


This page describes the ongoing activities in the CAT team on di-boson analysis.

Analysis framework (work-in-progress)

The analysis is done with a C++ framework based on SFrame (https://svnweb.cern.ch/trac/atlasgrp/browser/Institutes/CERN/ElectroweakBosons/trunk).
Instructions to checkout and run the code are provided below.


The framework is organized in a small number of simple SFrame packages, namely two packages for the "core" software:

  • AnalysisBase : the main analysis cycle is called "AnalysisManager", this cycle executes a configurable number of analysis tools. The base analysis class is "AnalysisToolBase", base for analysis tools to be run inside the main cycle. The class to access D3PD variables is "Event"; and few other classes to handle particle corrections;

some external packages:

  • SFrame : the underlaying analysis framework;
  • SMultiFrame : an extension of SFrame to allow for multi-tool configuration;
  • RootCore : small package to handle ROOT based detector performance codes (pile-up rw, grl package, muon corrections, etc...);

an analysis example package:

  • SMultiFrameUser : contains a simple example to show how multi-tool cycle works;
  • AnalysisExample : contains an analysis example: a couple of tools and a configuration xml file;

and finally packages for specific analysis (some still to be created...)

  • D3PDSkimmer : code to skim D3PDs;
  • AnalysisZmumu : Z -> mumu inclusive cross-section analysis code
  • AnalysisWmunu : W -> munu inclusive cross-section analysis code
  • AnalysisWW : WW analysis code
  • AnalysisWZ : WZ analysis code
  • AnalysisZZ : ZZ analysis code
  • AnalysisHWW : H->WW analysis code

Checkout and compile

Set the lxplus shell to BASH
In order to checkout the trunk version of the code do:

svn co svn+ssh://$USER@svn.cern.ch/reps/atlasgrp/Institutes/CERN/ElectroweakBosons/trunk ElectroweakBosons

If instead you want to check out the latest stable tag (reccomended) do:

svn co svn+ssh://$USER@svn.cern.ch/reps/atlasgrp/Institutes/CERN/ElectroweakBosons/tags/ElectroweakBosons-00-01-00 ElectroweakBosons

Instructions to get additional code (SFrame, RootCore packages), setup and compile are given in the README file.

Run the example

To run the example coded in AnalysisExample package, do:

sframe_main AnalysisExample/config/AnalysisExample_config.xml

Two analysis tools are execute event-by-event, namely AnalysisToolOne and AnalysisToolTwo. Look at them for details on how to connect and access input variables, book histograms, book output tree branches and loop over events.

Howto create your own analysis package

In order to create a new analysis package based on SMultiFrame a built-in command is available:

smultiframe_new_package.sh AnalysisXXX

This will create directories for header files (AnalysisXXX/include) for source files (AnalysisXXX/src), for configuration files (AnalysisXXX/config), PROOF support (AnalysisXXX/proof) plus a Makefile to compile it.

In order to create a new analysis tool within the analysis package AnalysisXXX do:

cd AnalysisXXX
smultiframe_create_tool.py -n MyAnalysisTool

This will create the header and source files plus a configuration file.

Run with PROOF

Example configuration file can be turned to run on PROOF-lite easily just changing mode from "LOCAL" to "PROOF". How fast does it run?

Running a selection of Zmumu events and filling, in each event, a set of about 50 histograms 10 times (after each cut of the selection, for a total of about 500 histograms) on 16-core lxplus over 5M signal events stored on castor:

Validating files: OK (500 files)                 
 ( INFO  )  TPacketizerAdap... : fraction of remote files 1.000000
[TProof::Progress] Total 4999129 events |================>...| 81.80 % [13243.8 evts/s, 59.8 MB/s]

Run in GRID with prune


Setup for PROOF on Demand (PoD) on lxplus

Remember to set the lxplus shell to BASH

0) Have a look at video tutorial from PoD site: http://pod.gsi.de/video_tutorials.html
They are quite quick and very much related to what you ar going to do...

1) Get PoD code from http://pod.gsi.de/download.html

cd $HOME
wget http://pod.gsi.de/releases/pod/3.6/PoD-3.6-Source.tar.gz
tar -xzvf PoD-3.6-Source.tar.gz

2) setup for PoD: source the setup file for PoD on lxplus that is shipped with the code together with the code setup itself (see below). For installation unrelated to ElectroweakBosons code see http://pod.gsi.de/documentation.html

cd ElectroweakBosons
source scripts/setup_lxplus.sh
source scripts/setup_pod_lxplus.sh

3) compile PoD

cd PoD-3.6-Source
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../BuildSetup.cmake ..
make -j8 install

The "build" directory is used in order to build PoD. If you need to reinstall PoD from scratch just delete this "build" directory and restart.

4) change in $HOME/.PoD/PoD.cfg





5) add a file called "user_worker_env.sh" to $HOME/.PoD directory, with this content:

#! /usr/bin/env bash

echo "Setting user environment for workers ..."

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/external/qt/4.4.2/x86_64-slc5-gcc43-opt/lib:/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/external/Boost/1.44.0_python2.6/x86_64-slc5-gcc43-opt//lib:/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/app/releases/ROOT/5.30.01/x86_64-slc5-gcc43-opt/root/lib:/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/contrib/gcc/4.3.5/x86_64-slc5-gcc34-opt/lib64:/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/contrib/mpfr/2.3.1/x86_64-slc5-gcc34-opt/lib:/afs/cern.ch/sw/lcg/contrib/gmp/4.2.2/x86_64-slc5-gcc34-opt/lib


Run analysis for PROOF on Demand (PoD) on lxplus

0) Start from a new shell and setup

source ElectroweakBosons/scripts/setup_lxplus.sh
source ElectroweakBosons/scripts/setup_pod_lxplus.sh

1) Start a PoD server

pod-server start

look for the "PROOF connection string" (you can get it also doing "pod-server status" once the server is running).
For instance:

mbellomo@lxplus406_trunk$ pod-server status
XPROOFD [10298] port: 21001
PoD agent [10317] port: 22001
PROOF connection string: mbellomo@lxplus406.cern.ch:21001

This string is the one that need to be set in the analysis SFrame xml file to run on the PoD cluster.
For instance:

 <Cycle Name="AnalysisManager" RunMode="PROOF" ProofServer="mbellomo@lxplus406.cern.ch:21001" ProofWorkDir="" ProofNodes="-1"
    OutputDirectory="/tmp/$USER/" PostFix="" TargetLumi="1.0">

2) Start N workers:

pod-submit -r lsf  -q 1nh -n 20

Look with "pod-submit -h" for options. This will start "20" workers on the "lsf" batch system on the "1nh" queue.
Check with "bjobs" when jobs are running (these jobs will start the PROOF deamons on the worker nodes).
Check with:

pod-info -n

when all the requested workers are available. When done, you are ready to send you job on the PoD cluster!

Have fun!


Tips and Tricks

How to get XML syntax highlighting in emacs

How to add a new D3PD skim and submit to the grid

everything should be quite simple if you check-out, compile and run from a clean bash shell on lxplus.

0) Get the trunk code and setup it as explained in README file

svn co svn+ssh://$USER@svn.cern.ch/reps/atlasgrp/Institutes/CERN/ElectroweakBosons/trunk ElectroweakBosons

1) Add to AnalysisBase/include/EventBase.h the variables that are missing and that you want to add to your skim. All and only the variables listed in this class are skimmed. We need to check how many extra variables you may need to see if we want to have them in all skims or setup some flags to decide depending on the analysis.

2) Code a function in D3PDSkimmer/src/Skimmer.cxx to apply your skimming condition (D3PD variables can be accessed as ev.variable_name. This function need to be called in ExecuteEvent function, see for others. This is driven by a configuration flag (see for others.) The job is then started reading an xml file, where this flag need to be set to true (make it false by default).

3) Add your skim option (assign it a name "PhoSkim", whatever) to grid/prun.sh script. At the beginning is where the skim type is set. This flag is then propagated to a script (grid/grid_run.sh) that calls the corresponding grid configuration file depending on the skim. So edit grid/grid_run.sh, add appropriate condition for "PhoSkim", or whatever, to call the grid/grid_config_mc_photon.xml or grid/grid_config_data_photon.xml files that you also need to add (just copy existing ones and change the XML property value as appropriate to activate your photon skim).

4) Test locally using D3PDSkimmer/config/Skimmer_config.xml (setting an input file and activating your filter, see for others.)

sframe_main D3PDSkimmer/config/Skimmer_config.xml

5) prun_prod.sh, the script to submit jobs to grid, reads lists of data/mc datasets from data/MC11_p833 and data/Muons_p833_periods, etc...

6) To submit to the grid you need to tweak a bit prun_prod.sh script. - define the skim version (keep v0117) but maybe add a ".test" to run a single job for testing purposes. If you read the comments in the script you will see there is a way to run on a single dataset to test over grid. - define the skim flag (VarSkim, 2LepSkim, 3LepSkim, ecc) - add your username in the list at the beginning, as the only one uncommented - uncomment 50-53 the list of periods you want to process (it's read from an external file). - make the script executable

source grid/setup_prun.h

(load "~/nxml-mode-20041004/rng-auto.el")

(setq auto-mode-alist
      (cons '("\\.\\(xml\\|xsl\\|rng\\|xhtml\\)\\'" . nxml-mode)

* Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = atlas-current-physicists * Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = atlas-current-physicists

Major updates:
-- MassimilianoBellomo - 12-Sep-2011

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