Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory
PySLHA: a Pythonic interface to SUSY Les Houches Accord data
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
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Accepted: 17 August 2015
Published online: 1 October 2015
This paper describes the PySLHA package, a Python language module and program collection for reading, writing and visualising SUSY model data in the SLHA format. PySLHA can read and write SLHA data in a very general way, including the official SLHA2 extension and user customisations, and with arbitrarily deep indexing of data block entries and a dedicated, intuitive interface for particle data and decay information. The draft SLHA3 XSECTION feature is also fully supported. PySLHA can additionally read and write the legacy ISAWIG model format, and provides format conversion scripts. A publication-quality mass spectrum and decay chain plotting tool, slhaplot, is included in the package.
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