Using MadAnalysis with gnuplot

Asked by Johann Brehmer on 2011-12-02

Good afternoon,

I'm afraid I'm too stupid to use the MadAnalysis's gnuplot interface. I would much appreciate any help with this :)

When using MadAnalysis with the gnuplot option in the ma_card.dat, a file plots.top is produced. It looks pretty similar to the topdrawer output, but all but the data lines are commented out. I can plot these data points with gnuplot, however I have to divide the plots.top by hand and add all the labels manually which is quite a bit of work.

Is there a way to do this automatically, i.e. to create a gnuplot script that plots the same histograms that topdrawer would including all the labels?

Thanks a lot,
Johann

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I forward your question to Rikkert the original author of MadAnalysis.

Cheers,

Olivier
On 02-déc.-11, at 05:41, Johann Brehmer wrote:

> New question #180705 on MadGraph5:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/madgraph5/+question/180705
>
> Good afternoon,
>
> I'm afraid I'm too stupid to use the MadAnalysis's gnuplot
> interface. I would much appreciate any help with this :)
>
> When using MadAnalysis with the gnuplot option in the ma_card.dat, a
> file plots.top is produced. It looks pretty similar to the topdrawer
> output, but all but the data lines are commented out. I can plot
> these data points with gnuplot, however I have to divide the
> plots.top by hand and add all the labels manually which is quite a
> bit of work.
>
> Is there a way to do this automatically, i.e. to create a gnuplot
> script that plots the same histograms that topdrawer would including
> all the labels?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Johann
>
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Rikkert Frederix (frederix) said : #2

Dear Johann,

Unfortunately the gnuplot output of MadAnalysis is not very well developed and there is indeed quite a bit of manual labor in getting all the plots in an input that can actually be properly read by gnuplot.
Currently, work is put into writing a new, more advanced version of MadAnalysis which should become public in a couple of months. Therefore, no more features/improvements are being made to the current version.

Kind regards,
Rikkert

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