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Geant4 Documentation and User Support. Geant4 Users Workshop 18-22 February 2002 Dennis Wright (SLAC). What’s Available ?. Toolkit Documentation Manuals Online User Forum Problem Reporting System Training Materials Contacts. User Documents (1).

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Geant4 documentation and user support

Geant4 Documentation and User Support

Geant4 Users Workshop

18-22 February 2002

Dennis Wright (SLAC)


What s available
What’s Available ?

  • ToolkitDocumentationManuals

  • OnlineUserForum

  • ProblemReportingSystem

  • TrainingMaterials

  • Contacts


User documents 1
User Documents (1)

  • Geant4 homepage: http://cern.ch/geant4clickonDocumentation

  • All documents available in html, pdf, ps and ps.gz

  • Introduction to Geant4

    • overview of Geant4

    • link to FAQ

  • Installation Guide

    • How to set up the toolkit on your computer


User documents 2
User Documents (2)

  • Application Developers Guide

    • How to set up and run a simulation application

    • Describe the most useful tools

    • Introduce new users to toolkit

  • Physics Reference Manual

    • Reference describing physics behind the tools

    • Theories, models, parameterizations


User documents 3
User Documents (3)

  • ToolkitDevelopersGuide

    • Description of OO design of toolkit

    • For advanced users wanting to extend Geant4 functionality

  • Software Reference Manual

    • Detailed description of all toolkit classes and their public methods

    • Currently only html version available


Documentation review
Documentation Review

  • June2001: Geant4collaborationbeginsoverhaulofdocumentationandwebpresentation

  • Re-organization of documents completed December 2001

  • Re-writing and augmentation to continue through 2002

  • Web presentation to be examined in 2002


Online user forum
Online User Forum

  • ClickonUserForum, topofGeant4homepage

  • 20 forums roughly based on categories

  • New forums may be requested by members

  • To join, click membership on Forum main page

  • Once joined, go to CentralHyperNewsSubscriptionPage and select forums


Problem reporting
Problem Reporting

  • ClickonProblemReporting, bottomof Geant4 homepage

  • Knownproblems

    • Before reporting a problem, check here first and search

    • Existing problems organized by release, category, status, platform, etc.

  • ProblemReport

    • Need a password to file report

    • Fill out form


Training materials
Training Materials

  • Click Support, then TrainingMaterial

  • One-day course

    • IntroductionandoverviewofGeant4

  • Tutorialorschoolcourse

    • More detailed course with exercises

  • Academic course

    • Designed as university style lecture


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Introduction

InstallationGuide

App. Dev. Guide

PhysicsRef. Man.

ToolkitDev. Guide

SoftwareRef. Man.

UserForum

WebPresentation