MINOS Batch Group

Script Types


Data Scripts

The data scripts take the data as prepared by the DAQ (.mdaq.root files containing DaqSnarl records) and preforms the standard reconstruction in order to produce the Candidate, Ntuple, and Short Ntuple output files for later analysis.


Far Detector Spill Data Scripts

These scripts are meant to represent the beam data which are collected in the Far Detector. These scripts all have the Spill Filter applied to capture the events that arrive during the beam spills. Other filtering is not applied. As a result many of these files contain primarily junk events. These scripts produce both Blinded (Open) and UnBlinded (Closed) output files. There are therefore twice as many files as standardly done. In Birch and earlier this was six output files (3 open, 3 closed), but since the removal of snts files it is only 4


Far Detector All Data Scripts

These scripts are meant to capture the cosmic neutrinos and muons collected in the Far Detector. These scripts do not have a spill filter applied in the forward or reverse direction. This is the origin of the term All files as there will be both beam and cosmic data in the output files. Filtering is applied to these files though to remove junk events so NOT ALL SNARLS are reflected in the output files. This includes but is not limited to the noise filtering module and the 4/5 plane trigger in FilterDigitList. This will remove a number of the events from the spill stream. Far "All" files produce only the standard (2) output streams.


Near Detector Spill Data Scripts

Near Detector Spill data is again isolated using the spill filter based primarily on timing information. These scripts are meant to represent the beam data which is collected in the Near Detector. As with the far detector these scripts all have the Spill Filter applied to capture the data that came in during the beam spills. Other filtering is not applied, but due to the higher rates there is a negligible incidence of competely junk snarls. The Near detector scripts are NOT blinded in any way and so only the standard (2) output files are generated.


Near Detector Cosmic Data Scripts

These scripts are meant to reflect the cosmic neutrinos and muons collected in the Near Detector. These scripts have the spill filter applied but in the reverse direction - i.e. to remove the beam events. These files are therefore only Cosmic event files and named accordingly. Additional filtering such as the noise filter and plane/activity triggers are also applied. Further there is a prescaling module which reduces the number of cosmic events reconstructed by a set factor (set to 1:8 in R1-18-2) to reduce processing time. Near Cosmic files produce only the standard (2) output streams.



Monte Carlo Scripts

The MC scripts are similar in nature to the Data scripts however they all begin with extra modules which convert the reroot files into an appropriate starting point for the reconstruction. MC reconstruction runs over reroot files containing SimSnarls.


Far Detector Beam MC Scripts

These scripts are meant to be as close to identical as feasible to the Far Detector Spill Data Scripts. They simulate beam data which are collected in the Far Detector. No filtering is applied. There is no need to blind the MC files so there are only the standard (2) output files. The Simsnarl information is written out in the Candidate files by default.


Far Detector Cosmic MC Scripts

These scripts are meant to be as close to identical as feasible to the Far Detector All Data Scripts. They simulate cosmic data which are collected in the Far Detector. Filtering is applied.


Near Detector Beam MC Scripts

These scripts are meant to be as close to identical as feasible to the Near Detector Spill Data Scripts. They simulate beam data which are collected in the Near Detector. No filtering is applied.