FreeHEP - Library of High Energy Physics Software
In spite of the large number of talented people writing and using
software in High Energy Physics, much of this work is hampered simply
by lack of information or by lack of easy access to software packages.
This feeling was confirmed by our experience in compiling a simple
list of existing packages in use in the field.
Only a fraction
of this software is generally known about. Clearly we need a better
mechanism than word of mouth to find out about useful software. The
same problem exists with respect to commercial software where there
is a need to find out what exists and to share experiences. To
help solve this problem, we have set up an organization which will
perform the following services for the HEP community:
A global software compilation -- an extension of our original
FreeHEP is based on the principle that ALL software which might
be useful to the HEP community should be included. This includes
software from other fields and commercial software packages. Commercial
software will appear in the form of instructions for getting software
from a company and a news group to share experiences.
- ftp access to software packages, documentation, instructions
for getting software from other locations, reviews and
- A news groups for subject areas and software packages.
Using WWW you can find out
more about FreeHEP
or access information about freehep software in a variety of
ways. If you know the name of the package you are interested in
then type the name of the package as a keyword now.
Otherwise you can
subject area, by browsing an
alphabetical list of all packages or by using the full power
Spires database system to access the information that you
are interested in.
The WWW interface to FreeHEP is in an initial testing period at the
Please report any problems or inaccuracies that you
encounter when using WWW to access FreeHEP