INFO: fail to reach target 50000

Asked by Shankha Banerjee on 2020-06-23

Hi,

I tried following the steps outlined for the same question asked before. I am however still getting the following error: INFO: fail to reach target 50000. I am getting less events per run.

My process is: p p > ta+ ta- j j ALL=99 and this fails to complete for most runs. For a few runs, I got the exact number of events as demanded.

I have kept drll = 0.1, drjj = 0.3 and drlj = 0.2.

Besides not being able to reach target, it is taking a really long time to complete the run.

I will really appreciate any help in this matter.

Many thanks.

Cheers,

Shankha.

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2.7.3 might help on that.
additionally you have the new run_card_parameter
set_hard_survey X (default is 0)
which should help to increase to 1 or 2 to reach the target number of event.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 24 Jun 2020, at 00:20, Shankha Banerjee <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #691494 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/691494
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried following the steps outlined for the similar question. I am however still getting the following error: INFO: fail to reach target 50000. I am getting less events per run.
>
> My process is: p p > ta+ ta- j j ALL=99 and this fails to complete for most runs.
>
> I have kept drll = 0.1, drjj = 0.3 and drlj = 0.2.
>
> Besides not being able to reach target, it is taking a really long time to complete the run.
>
> Can you please help me with this?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Shankha.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

2.7.3 might help on that.
additionally you have the new run_card_parameter
set_hard_survey X (default is 0)
which should help to increase to 1 or 2 to reach the target number of event.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 24 Jun 2020, at 00:20, Shankha Banerjee <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #691494 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/691494
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried following the steps outlined for the similar question. I am however still getting the following error: INFO: fail to reach target 50000. I am getting less events per run.
>
> My process is: p p > ta+ ta- j j ALL=99 and this fails to complete for most runs.
>
> I have kept drll = 0.1, drjj = 0.3 and drlj = 0.2.
>
> Besides not being able to reach target, it is taking a really long time to complete the run.
>
> Can you please help me with this?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Shankha.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

2.7.3 might help on that.
additionally you have the new run_card_parameter
set_hard_survey X (default is 0)
which should help to increase to 1 or 2 to reach the target number of event.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 24 Jun 2020, at 00:20, Shankha Banerjee <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #691494 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/691494
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried following the steps outlined for the similar question. I am however still getting the following error: INFO: fail to reach target 50000. I am getting less events per run.
>
> My process is: p p > ta+ ta- j j ALL=99 and this fails to complete for most runs.
>
> I have kept drll = 0.1, drjj = 0.3 and drlj = 0.2.
>
> Besides not being able to reach target, it is taking a really long time to complete the run.
>
> Can you please help me with this?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Shankha.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

2.7.3 might help on that.
additionally you have the new run_card_parameter
set_hard_survey X (default is 0)
which should help to increase to 1 or 2 to reach the target number of event.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 24 Jun 2020, at 00:20, Shankha Banerjee <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #691494 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/691494
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried following the steps outlined for the similar question. I am however still getting the following error: INFO: fail to reach target 50000. I am getting less events per run.
>
> My process is: p p > ta+ ta- j j ALL=99 and this fails to complete for most runs.
>
> I have kept drll = 0.1, drjj = 0.3 and drlj = 0.2.
>
> Besides not being able to reach target, it is taking a really long time to complete the run.
>
> Can you please help me with this?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Shankha.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

Shankha Banerjee (shankha123) said : #5

Hi Olivier,

Many thanks for your response. I installed 2.7.3 and I really like the minimal run card. However, I do not find the set_hard_survey switch. I am copying the run_card that I obtained. Should I just add the following by hand?

set_hard_survey 1

Many thanks.

Cheers,

Shankha.

========================================================================================================
#*********************************************************************
# MadGraph5_aMC@NLO *
# *
# run_card.dat MadEvent *
# *
# This file is used to set the parameters of the run. *
# *
# Some notation/conventions: *
# *
# Lines starting with a '# ' are info or comments *
# *
# mind the format: value = variable ! comment *
# *
# To display more options, you can type the command: *
# update full_run_card *
#*********************************************************************
#
#*******************
# Running parameters
#*******************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Tag name for the run (one word) *
#*********************************************************************
  tag_1 = run_tag ! name of the run
#*********************************************************************
# Number of events and rnd seed *
# Warning: Do not generate more than 1M events in a single run *
# If you want to run Pythia, avoid more than 50k events in a run. *
#*********************************************************************
  50000 = nevents ! Number of unweighted events requested
  0 = iseed ! rnd seed (0=assigned automatically=default))
#*********************************************************************
# Collider type and energy *
# lpp: 0=No PDF, 1=proton, -1=antiproton, 2=photon from proton, *
# 3=photon from electron *
#*********************************************************************
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  1 = lpp2 ! beam 2 type
  7000.0 = ebeam1 ! beam 1 total energy in GeV
  7000.0 = ebeam2 ! beam 2 total energy in GeV
# To see polarised beam options: type "update beam_pol"
#*********************************************************************
# PDF CHOICE: this automatically fixes also alpha_s and its evol. *
#*********************************************************************
  nn23lo1 = pdlabel ! PDF set
  230000 = lhaid ! if pdlabel=lhapdf, this is the lhapdf number
# To see heavy ion options: type "update ion_pdf"
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# Renormalization and factorization scales *
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  False = fixed_ren_scale ! if .true. use fixed ren scale
  False = fixed_fac_scale ! if .true. use fixed fac scale
  91.188 = scale ! fixed ren scale
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  4 = asrwgtflavor ! highest quark flavor for a_s reweight
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# 1: importance sampling over helicities
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# Apply pt/E/eta/dr/mij/kt_durham cuts on decay products or not
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  -1.0 = missetmax ! maximum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
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  0.0 = el ! minimum E for the charged leptons
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  -1.0 = ebmax ! maximum E for the b
  -1.0 = eamax ! maximum E for the photons
  -1.0 = elmax ! maximum E for the charged leptons
  {} = e_min_pdg ! E cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
  {} = e_max_pdg ! E cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
#*********************************************************************
# Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
  5.0 = etaj ! max rap for the jets
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  2.5 = etaa ! max rap for the photons
  3.0 = etal ! max rap for the charged leptons
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  0.0 = etalmin ! main rap for the charged leptons
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  0.0 = drbj ! min distance between b and jet
  0.4 = draj ! min distance between gamma and jet
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  0.0 = drab ! min distance between gamma and b
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  -1.0 = draamax ! max distance between gammas
  -1.0 = drbjmax ! max distance between b and jet
  -1.0 = drajmax ! max distance between gamma and jet
  -1.0 = drjlmax ! max distance between jet and lepton
  -1.0 = drabmax ! max distance between gamma and b
  -1.0 = drblmax ! max distance between b and lepton
  -1.0 = dralmax ! maxdistance between gamma and lepton
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# WARNING: for four lepton final state mmll cut require to have *
# different lepton masses for each flavor! *
#*********************************************************************
  480.0 = mmjj ! min invariant mass of a jet pair
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  0.0 = mmaa ! min invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
  0.0 = mmll ! min invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
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  -1.0 = mmbbmax ! max invariant mass of a b pair
  -1.0 = mmaamax ! max invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
  -1.0 = mmllmax ! max invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
  {} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
  {'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
                       ! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for all letpons *
#*********************************************************************
  0.0 = mmnl ! min invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
  -1.0 = mmnlmax ! max invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons *
#*********************************************************************
  0.0 = ptllmin ! Minimum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
  -1.0 = ptllmax ! Maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Inclusive cuts *
#*********************************************************************
  0.0 = ptheavy ! minimum pt for at least one heavy final state
  0.0 = xptj ! minimum pt for at least one jet
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  0.0 = xpta ! minimum pt for at least one photon
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#*********************************************************************
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  0.0 = ptj2min ! minimum pt for the second jet in pt
  0.0 = ptj3min ! minimum pt for the third jet in pt
  0.0 = ptj4min ! minimum pt for the fourth jet in pt
  -1.0 = ptj1max ! maximum pt for the leading jet in pt
  -1.0 = ptj2max ! maximum pt for the second jet in pt
  -1.0 = ptj3max ! maximum pt for the third jet in pt
  -1.0 = ptj4max ! maximum pt for the fourth jet in pt
  0 = cutuse ! reject event if fails any (0) / all (1) jet pt cuts
#*********************************************************************
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#*********************************************************************
  0.0 = ptl1min ! minimum pt for the leading lepton in pt
  0.0 = ptl2min ! minimum pt for the second lepton in pt
  0.0 = ptl3min ! minimum pt for the third lepton in pt
  0.0 = ptl4min ! minimum pt for the fourth lepton in pt
  -1.0 = ptl1max ! maximum pt for the leading lepton in pt
  -1.0 = ptl2max ! maximum pt for the second lepton in pt
  -1.0 = ptl3max ! maximum pt for the third lepton in pt
  -1.0 = ptl4max ! maximum pt for the fourth lepton in pt
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  0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
  -1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
  0.0 = ht2min ! minimum Ht for the two leading jets
  0.0 = ht3min ! minimum Ht for the three leading jets
  0.0 = ht4min ! minimum Ht for the four leading jets
  -1.0 = ht2max ! maximum Ht for the two leading jets
  -1.0 = ht3max ! maximum Ht for the three leading jets
  -1.0 = ht4max ! maximum Ht for the four leading jets
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# When ptgmin=0, all the other parameters are ignored *
# When ptgmin>0, pta and draj are not going to be used *
#***********************************************************************
  0.0 = ptgmin ! Min photon transverse momentum
  0.4 = r0gamma ! Radius of isolation code
  1.0 = xn ! n parameter of eq.(3.4) in hep-ph/9801442
  1.0 = epsgamma ! epsilon_gamma parameter of eq.(3.4) in hep-ph/9801442
  True = isoem ! isolate photons from EM energy (photons and leptons)
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# WBF cuts *
#*********************************************************************
  0.0 = xetamin ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
  2.5 = deltaeta ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
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# CKKW(L) merging with Pythia8 [arXiv:1410.3012, arXiv:1109.4829] *
#***********************************************************************
  -1.0 = ktdurham
  0.4 = dparameter
  -1.0 = ptlund
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 21 = pdgs_for_merging_cut ! PDGs for two cuts above
#*********************************************************************
# maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
# (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
#*********************************************************************
  4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Store info for systematics studies *
# WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
#*********************************************************************
  False = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
#
  systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
# Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'#*********************************************************************
# Additional hidden parameters
#*********************************************************************
  ['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments # Choose the argment to pass to the systematics command. like --mur=0.25,1,4. Look at the help of the systematics function for more details.

Yes you can just add the line
 1 = hard_survey
anywhere you want in the file

If you want to see all the hidden parameter (including all those very technical ones)
you can use the command "update to_full" (be ready to have a very very very long run_card)

Cheers,

Olivier

Shankha Banerjee (shankha123) said : #7

Hi Olivier,

Many thanks for your help. " 1 = hard_survey" works most of the times but still fails at times. Should I try " 2 = hard_survey"?

Cheers,

Shankha.

Yes you can increase the value of the parameter, this will only increase security parameter (and therefore increase your CPU time in general but will increase the number of times that you reach target)

Cheers,

Olivier

Shankha Banerjee (shankha123) said : #9

Thanks a lot. This was very helpful.

Cheersm

Shankha.