Documentation of SBS-offline

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Documentation of SBS-offline: Overview

This page is maintained by the UConn group (Eric Fuchey + Andrew Puckett) and as of February 14, 2020 is specific to the master branch of SBS-offline on github.


This page documents the SBS-offline program code, which purpose is to perform the data analysis for the upcoming SBS experiments.

Getting the code and building the program


  • Working ROOT installation. libsbsdig is compatible with ROOT version 5 and ROOT version 6. ROOT 6 is strongly recommended
  • Working installation of cmake version 3.9 minimum
  • Working analyzer built with cmake. for that purpose, refer to the instruction below.

Instructions for analyzer cmake installation compatible

clone the analyzer repository from:

* git clone

build it with cmake following the instructions at:


2 precisions:

  • it seems that in these instructions the "build" directory has to be in the analyzer directory.
  • for your environment settings, in addition to the two lines mentionned in the instructions, you still want to define ANALYZER as the path to your install directory e.g.
* setenv ANALYZER $HOME/local/analyzer

Downloading the repository

The code is hosted on a github repository owned by JLab. To clone via ssh (preferred method on JLab batch farm), do:

git clone

For this method to work, the ssh public key on the machine where you want to get the code must be added to your github account (see Guide to generating ssh keys and adding to your account.)

Cloning the repository defaults to the "master" branch.

Building and installing the library

Create a "build" directory that is parallel to the "SBS-offline" source directory (this is not strictly required, but the build directory must be separate from the "SBS-offline" directory in any case). You also need to have setup an installation path e.g. /path/to/sbs-offline-install NB: similarly to the build directory, the /path/to/gsbs-offline-install directory shall not be the same as the source directory! The following instructions assume that "build" is parallel to "SBS-offline": If successful, the libsbs library and several other files and folders will be created in the "build" and the "install" directory.

To build and install, the procedure needs to be completed. From scratch:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/sbs-offline-install ../SBS-offline
make install

Then, the following line should be added in the OS login configuration file to take advantage of this functionality:

  • source /path/to/sbs-offline-install/ (or source /path/to/g4sbs_install/sbsenv.csh on the batch farm)

Useful links