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Pidcott, Celeste, 10 July 2015 13:28
* Basic principle of measurement determined to be to prove consistency between
- individual PID variables and MC
- between the US variables
- between the DS variables
- between US and DS pid
* Need to determine a way to represent the consistency (or lack thereof) between the probability of a pid given by the variables - some sort of plot that shows where variables are in agreement/disagreement/cases where one variable assigns a probability and the other doesn't.
* The probrabilities assigned to each pid should be the probability of the particle having that pid at the tracker reference plane.
* Currently, PDFs are created from simulations of non-decaying particles. Ideally, they would actually be made from particle samples taken from a simulation of a realistic beam, however this brings up the issue of how to simulate a realistic beam.
* One possible alternative would be to begin with the PDFs that exist currently, and then determine the appropriate simulated beam by running the PID, improving the make-up of the beam based on iterations of the PID routines.
* Chris suggested looking at how other experiments have validated their PID routines. Celeste had looked into this previously and only ever seen this done by experiments pre-supposing to know the particle types used in their validation samples. Chris suggested asking Steve B how they did their validation for T2K.
- Turns out they used test beams so again the particle types were already known, and determining the consistency of the PID still looks like the only way forward.