ValueError when generating events

Asked by Wei Shi on 2018-06-20

Dear experts,

I ran into the "could not convert string to float" error in [1] when generating events. The event generation set up is in [2] where the error in [1] could be reproduced.

It suggests me attach the "ME5_debug" file. But I check many directories and fail to find this file.

From some old thread, it seems related to flavor setting in the run_card. But I am not sure. Would you take a look? How should I resolve this?

Thanks much,
Wei

[1]
generate_events pilotrun
Command "generate_events pilotrun" interrupted with error:
ValueError : could not convert string to float: {}
Please report this bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo
More information is found in 'ME5_debug'.
Please attach this file to your report.

[2]
git clone <email address hidden>:weishi10141993/genproductions.git genproductions -b mg26x
cd genproductions
git checkout -b lxplus
cd bin/MadGraph5_aMCatNLO/
./gridpack_generation.sh MSSMD cards/production/2017/13TeV/MSSMD

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Wei Shi
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2018-06-20
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2018-06-20

Hi,

On 20 Jun 2018, at 11:53, Wei Shi <<email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>> wrote:

git clone <email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>:weishi10141993/genproductions.git genproductions -b mg26x
cd genproductions
git checkout -b lxplus
cd bin/MadGraph5_aMCatNLO/
./gridpack_generation.sh MSSMD cards/production/2017/13TeV/MSSMD

this is not a public git repo:
 git clone <email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>:weishi10141993/genproductions.git genproductions -b mg26x
Cloning into 'genproductions'...
The authenticity of host 'github.com<http://github.com> (192.30.253.113)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:nThbg6kXUpJWGl7E1IGOCspRomTxdCARLviKw6E5SY8.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'github.com<http://github.com>,192.30.253.113' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
<email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

Could you just send me the proc_card.dat?

The ME5_debug file should normally be written in your local directory from where you submit the job.
This is typically a symlink that point to another debug file.

Cheers,

Olivier

Wei Shi (weishi10141993) said : #2

Hi Olivier,

I have another student try the setup and it's fine. Could you check your public key is attached to your account [1]? This is the repo[2] it's cloning.

All the cards are here[3]. In this case, I can do it interactively in MG5; the problem happens when I am using this script[4] to create a tarball for massive events generation needed by the central MC team. So there could be some contradictory settings I am not aware.

I couldn't find the ME5_debug symlink. Is it supposed to be in some folder in the MG package?

Cheers,
Wei

[1]
https://help.github.com/enterprise/2.13/user/articles/error-permission-denied-publickey/#verify-the-public-key-is-attached-to-your-account

[2]
https://github.com/weishi10141993/genproductions/tree/mg26x

[3]
https://github.com/weishi10141993/genproductions/tree/mg26x/bin/MadGraph5_aMCatNLO/cards/production/2017/13TeV/MSSMD

[4]
https://github.com/weishi10141993/genproductions/blob/mg26x/bin/MadGraph5_aMCatNLO/gridpack_generation.sh#L494

Wei Shi (weishi10141993) said : #3

Hi Olivier,

The issue is resolved now. There are certain settings that are not available in MG version 2.6.0, whereas I used cards from 2.6.1.

Thanks,
Wei