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Rogers, Chris, 27 October 2010 08:06
A multiparticle tracking postprocessor library for accelerator physicsists. You've got GPT running, or your favourite tracking code, what now? This package is a post-processor for taking beam data to calculate beam emittance, Twiss functions, etc. Also includes bindings to plotting packages ROOT and matplotlib, and a whole lot more!
h2. Download and Installation
You can download the latest version from the code repository hosted on "sourceforge":http://sourceforge.net/projects/xboa/.
Installation instructions are in the README file, but you probably have to do something like:
tar -xzf xboa-<version>.tar.gz
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install
There are several example scripts in the directory xboa-<version>/xboa/examples that are good to start with. Reference documentation is in the directory xboa-<version>/doc. They take you through the steps required to load particle tracking data, access it, make plots and manipulate it in various ways.