The Rivet software (Robust Independent Validation of Experiment and Theory) is a system for validation of Monte Carlo (MC) event generators and comparing theoretical predictions to each other and to experimental data. It provides a set of experimental analyses useful for MC generator development, validation, and tuning, as well as infrastructure for users to write their own analyses. The analyses apply fiducial requirements (typically at particle level) to the input events.
Rivet is a widespread way by which analysis code from the LHC and other high-energy collider experiments is preserved for comparison to and development of theory models. It is used by phenomenologists, MC generator developers, and experimentalists on the LHC and other facilities.
- Andy Buckley, Jonathan Butterworth, David Grellscheid, Hendrik Hoeth, Leif Lönnblad, James Monk, Holger Schulz, Frank Siegert: Rivet user manual, arXiv:1003.0694, (inSPIRE:847552)