To deploy a visual environment for physics analysis, the desktop version of VISPA provides a multi-purpose window tool with a three-column structure - a navigator panel, a window for graphical displays, and a property panel. For the text-based programming, both the C++ and the Python languages are supported. VISPA heavily uses the Physics eXtension Library (PXL). The most prominent features of this toolkit are the ability to store arbitrary user data, management of relations, a copyable container holding different aspects of physics events, and a fast I/O.
Plugins based GUI written in Python. Main intend physics analysis in graphical way.
Official plugins: Plugins based on PXL. These Plugins are the core of VISPA. Together with PXL they provide a complete environment for astro particle and high energy physics.
Follow our tutorial to get started: https://vispa.physik.rwth-aachen.de/vispa-desktop-getting-started
A detailed documentation of the VISPA Desktop Edition can be found here: https://forge.physik.rwth-aachen.de/public/vispa/0.6/
Please select the latest binary version for your operating system from the table below or install VISPA from the source code.
For the PXL browser and the analysis designer examples to work, PXL needs to be installed. To produce histograms and do statistical analysis, we recommend to use CERN's ROOT package, which is also used in some examples.
For Mac OS X there are two versions available for download, one including ROOT v5.28.00c ready for use within VISPA modules and one without. Both packages contain VISPA, PXL and all necessary packages to run. They were tested on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion).
If you want to download the latest tip, clone the VISPA Desktop repository: ssh://forge.physik.rwth-aachen.de/hg/vispa
|Wheezy (testing), 32-bit||VISPA 0.6|
|Wheezy (testing), 64-bit||VISPA 0.6|
|Precise Pangolin (12.04), 32-bit||VISPA 0.6|
|Precise Pangolin (12.04), 64-bit||VISPA 0.6|
|Mac OS X bundle||PXL 3.2 & VISPA 0.6|
|Mac OS X including ROOT||PXL 3.2 & VISPA 0.6|
|Windows (python 2.6)||VISPA 0.6.1|
|Windows (python 2.7)||VISPA 0.6.1|
VISPA depends on the following third party software. These dependencies are automatically resolved by the binary installer for the individual operating systems and only needed for compilation of the programs from source.PXL needs to be installed. To produce histograms and do statistical analysis, we recommend to use CERN's ROOT package, which is also used in some examples.