The FOCUS Collaboration is using FIGS for online event display, for viewing the results of event reconstruction algorithms, and for validation of the FOCUS Monte Carlo software.
For FOCUS we run FIGS as a standalone application to view FIGS graphics files.
These files are produced automatically by setting flags (see FIGS for the
impatient) that tell the
in data analysis or Monte Carlo
programs to call the graphics routines. Each detector has its own
enable (or disable) output for that detector. Using the detector flags you
can choose to write a FIGS graphics file
that includes only the detector
geometry, or includes both the detector geometry and data recorded by the
detector. To include reconstructed PWC and SSD tracks in the FIGS graphics
file you set the PWC and SSD flags.
To view a FIGS graphics file you run FIGS and give it the name of the file. In its current form FIGS will run on UNIX systems that are using OSF1 or IRIX as an operating system. Since the program runs as an X Window application, you can run FIGS on remote systems (FNALU, for example) using an X terminal or X Window software running on a PC. For the best performance, install FIGS on a local system and run it there. Future improvements may include versions of FIGS that will run on Linux systems as well as other PC operating systems.
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The following institutions have FIGS installed on at least one local system:
FIGS was written by Erik Gottschalk. The interface to the driver routines was
written by Eric Vaandering. Individual
display routines have been written by the following contributors:
Software used by FIGS
The following software is included in FIGS. The links are provided for
Last updated July 17, 1997
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