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HZTool
Robust model-to-data comparisons


HZTool is a library of routines which will allow you to reproduce an experimental result using the four-vector final state from Monte Carlo generators.

posted 2010-09-09

Version 4.3 of HZTool has now been released.

posted 2007-03-14

Version 4.2 of HZTool has now been released.

This release includes several new HERA and Tevatron routines. Available as a tarball on the downloads page. It corresponds to changeset 615. Summary of changes between 4.1 and 4.2.

posted 2006-04-05

Version 4.1 of HZTool has now been released.

This release allows the LEP gamma-gamma analysis routines to be run in a mode where direct, single and doubly resolved photoproduction are produced in a single Monte Carlo run. Available as a tarball on the downloads page. Changes in version 4.1.

posted 2005-07-29

Version 4.0 of HZTool has now been released.

There is a Release Note, and a new tarball on the downloads page. It corresponds to changeset 558.

Introduction to HZTool

The rest of the documentatation is now on our wiki pages.

Related Projects

  • HZSteer is a related a project which provides executable main programs using HZTool.
  • Rivet aims to provide similar functionality in a C++, objected-oriented manner.
  • The RunMC package provides a nice front-end for HZTool (as well as other good things).

Credits and Blame

The current maintainers of HZTool are Jon Butterworth, Hannes Jung, Emily Nurse and Ben Waugh. Contact them via hztool@cedar.ac.uk.

The original idea for HZTOOL emerged in the workshop on Future Physics at HERA. The original reference is J. Bromley et al, Hamburg 1995/96, Future physics at HERA, vol. 1, 611-612.

The package was managed by Tancredi Carli for quite some time and many people have contributed routines and general development to HZTool since it first appeared. Tancredi's old web page can be found here.