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AddTaskMuonAlignment.C File Reference

Macro to add an AliMUONAlignmentTask to an analysis train. More...

#include "AliAnalysisManager.h"
#include "AliMUONAlignmentTask.h"
#include "AliVEventHandler.h"
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Functions

AliMUONAlignmentTaskAddTaskMuonAlignment (TString oldAlignmentOCDB, TString newAlignmentOCDB, Bool_t doAlignment=kTRUE, Bool_t writeRecords=kTRUE, Bool_t readRecords=kFALSE)
 

Detailed Description

Macro to add an AliMUONAlignmentTask to an analysis train.

Author
Javier Castillo, CEA/Saclay - Irfu/SPhN
Hugo Pereira Da Costa, CEA/Saclay - Irfu/SPhN

Definition in file AddTaskMuonAlignment.C.

Function Documentation

AliMUONAlignmentTask* AddTaskMuonAlignment ( TString  oldAlignmentOCDB,
TString  newAlignmentOCDB,
Bool_t  doAlignment = kTRUE,
Bool_t  writeRecords = kTRUE,
Bool_t  readRecords = kFALSE 
)

AliMUONAlignmentTask calculates alignment correction for the muon spectrometer based on reconstructed tracks, either with or without magnetic field. It uses AliMillePede2 internally for alignment, and AliMillePedeRecords for storing the derivatives.

The task has two ways of operation

1/ Full mode: This corresponds to flags: readRecords = kFALSE, doAlignment = kTRUE, writeRecords = kFALSE

  • reads tracks from an ESD,
  • calculates all derivatives needed to minimize both the tracks and the alignment parameters
  • fill and invert the (large) matrix corresponding to the global chisquare minimization
  • write the resulting alignment parameters, on top of the initiali geometry, in a new CDB

Note that writeRecords can also be set to kTRUE. This will output all derivatives to a special branch in an AOD for re-running the alignment with no need to process the tracks (see below)

2/ Split mode: The task must run twice. First pass with flags: readRecords = kFALSE, writeRecords = kTRUE, doAlignment = kFALSE This

  • reads tracks from an ESD,
  • calculates all derivatives needed to minimize both the tracks and the alignment parameters
  • stores them in a special branch of the output AOD, named "records", and containing a TClonesArray of objects typed "AliMillePedeRecord"

Second pass with flags: readRecords = kTRUE, doAlignment = kTRUE

  • reads the AliMillePedeRecords stored in the AOD (or a collection of AODs)
  • fill and invert the (large) matrix corresponding to the global chisquare minimization
  • write the resulting alignment parameters, on top of the initiali geometry, in a new CDB

The split mode is usefull for running on the grid:

  • the first pass can be done with multiple jobs (one per ESD chunk) in parallel.
  • the second pass must be done one on all created AODs, in a single shot, possibly locally

When performing the alignment (doAlignment=kTRUE), one can "fix", "group", or "constrain" detector's alignment parameters in order to ease the inversion.

One can redo the second pass as many times as needed, changing these "fixed/group/constrained" parameters, without re-processing the ESD tracks.

Creates a Muon Alignment task and adds it to the analysis manager.

Definition at line 56 of file AddTaskMuonAlignment.C.