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h1. Software Hints and Tips 

 h2. Running a tracker simulation 

 There is a dedicated directory holding top level scripts for producing tracker data within MAUS at: 


 For example to run a MAUS simulation of the tracker in the presence of a magnetic field do the following from the MAUS root directory: 

 cd bin/user/scifi 
 ./ --configuration_file datacard_mc_helical 

 The equivalent command for no magnetic field (straight tracks) is: 

 ./ --configuration_file datacard_mc_straight 

 h2. Datacard variables 

 Datacard variables control the various parameters passed to MAUS. The variables assume the default values set in src/common_py/ unless overridden in a datacard or elsewhere.    Here are a few common variables:  

 * Number of spills. The number of spills to simulate can be set by editing the relevant datacard file and changing the variable 'spill_generator_number_of_spills'. 
 * The number of particles per spill is controlled by the beam variable. This has a number of sub-variables, two of which can be set to alter the number of particles per spill: 
 ** 'binomial_n' is the number of attempts at generating a track 
 ** 'binomial_p' is the probability an attempt succeeds 
 * Helical pattern recognition can be turned on or off by setting 'SciFiHelicalPROn' to 1 or 0 respectively 
 * Straight pattern recognition can be turned on or off by setting 'SciFiStraightPROn' to 1 or 0 respectively 

 h2. Accessing the output data 

 Data is output by MAUS either as "ROOT": or JSON documents.    In order for ROOT to understand the classes we have written a ROOT dictionary, built automatically by MAUS must first be loaded. In an interactive ROOT session this done with following command: 

 .L $MAUS_ROOT_DIR/build/ 

 The equivalent command if using "PyROOT": is  

 import libMausCpp 

 An example ROOT session to open a data file would be: 

 > .L $MAUS_ROOT_DIR/build/ 
 > TFile f1("maus_output.root") 
 > TBrowser b 

 The equivalent PyROOT session would be: 

 >>> > from ROOT import * 
 >>> > import libMausCpp 
 >>> > f1 = TFile("maus_output.root") 
 >>> > b = TBrowser() 


 The tracker MC data can then be found by browsing to: 

 The reconstructed data is stored under: 

 An example PyROOT session to access some data: 

 >>> from ROOT import * 
 >>> import libMausCpp 
 >>> f1 = TFile("maus_output.root") 
 >>> t1 = f1.Get("Spill") 
 >>> t1 
 <ROOT.TTree object ("Spill") at 0x8bfa970> 
 >>> data = MAUS.Data() 
 >>> t1.SetBranchAddress("data", data) 
 >>> t1.GetEntry(1) 
 >>> spill = data.GetSpill() 
 >>> spill 
 <ROOT.MAUS::Spill object at 0x92f4a40> 
 >>> spill.GetReconEvents().size() 
 >>> revt = spill.GetReconEvents()[0] 
 >>> sfevt = revt.GetSciFiEvent() 
 >>> sfevt 
 <ROOT.MAUS::SciFiEvent object at 0x9310cb0> 
 >>> htrks = sfevt.helicalprtracks() 
 >>> htrks.size() 
 >>> seeds = htrks[0].get_spacepoints() 
 >>> seeds.size() 
 >>> sp = seeds[0] 
 >>> sp.get_position().x()