Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Visual Physics Analysis VISPA

Mar 23, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Monday 005
poster Software Components, Tools and Databases Poster session


Tatsiana Klimkovich (RWTH Aachen University)


VISPA is a novel development environment for high energy physics analyses which enables physicists to combine graphical and textual work. A physics analysis cycle consists of prototyping, performing, and verifying the analysis. The main feature of VISPA is a multipurpose window for visual steering of analysis steps, creation of analysis templates, and browsing physics event data at different steps of an analysis. VISPA follows an experiment-independent approach and incorporates various tools for steering and controlling required in a typical analysis. Connection to different frameworks of high energy physics experiments is achieved by using a Python interface. We present the look-and-feel for an example physics analysis at the LHC, and explain the underlying software concepts of VISPA.

Primary authors

Andreas Hinzmann (RWTH Aachen University) Gero Müller (RWTH Aachen University) Jan Steggemann (RWTH Aachen University) Martin Erdmann (RWTH Aachen University) Matthias Kirsch (RWTH Aachen University) Matthias Plum (RWTH Aachen University) Oxana Actis (RWTH Aachen University) Robert Fischer (RWTH Aachen University) Tatsiana Klimkovich (RWTH Aachen University)

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