Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of MadGraphInterface

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  • MadGraphInterface

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     3== The !MadGraph interface (C. Duhr, M. Herquet) ==
     5!MadGraph /MadEvent is a software that allows you to generate amplitudes and events for any process (with up to 9 external particles) in any model. The source code can be downloaded from [].
     7=== Generating a new !MadGraph model with !FeynRules ===
     9The !FeynRules interface to !MadGraph enables the user to implement his new physics model into !MadGraph just by knowing the lagrangian and the !FeynRules model file. The interface is called via
     10{{{WriteMGOutput[L1, L2, L3,...]}}}
     12<br />where {{{L1}}}, {{{L2}}}, {{{L3}}}, ... denote the lagrangians which should be used to calculate Feynman rules from.
     14{{{WriteMGOutput}}} has two options:
     15   * {{{Output}}}:The name of the directory where the !MadGraph model &#64257;les should be written. The default is {{{M$ModelName}}} with the extension " MG" appended.
     16   * {{{DecomposeGluonVertex}}}: If {{{False}}}, the four-gluon vertex is not decomposed into three-point vertices. The default value is {{{True}}}.
     18Notice that by default the !MadGraph interface decomposes the four-gluon vertex using an auxiliary tensor particle. This property can be turned off by putting the option {{{DecomposeGluonVertex}}} to {{{False}}}. In particular, this decomposition allows to include five-dimensional operators describing the effective coupling of (pseudo-)scalars to gluons in the large top-mass limit (See the user manual for more details).
     20Running the interface creates in the current working directory a new subdirectory {{{ModelNameMG}}}, where {{{ModelName}}} is the name of the the !FeynRules model file. This directory contains all the files needed for the implementation of the new model into !MadGraph. After this directory is copied into the !MadGraph =/Models/= subdirectory, it can be used just like any other MadGraph model.
     22Let us note that the !FeynRules-generated models contain a test program called 'testprog' that can be run to test that it is working. This can be run with the command:
     23{{{make testprog
     26If successful, the output will be a listing of the numerical values of all the couplings and masses in the model. The model can now be used in !MadGraph in the usual way.
     27=== Features and limitations ===
     28   * The !MadGraph interface follows the MC conventions described in the [:UserManual:user manual].
     29   * The four-gluon vertex is by default decomposed into three-point vertices using an auxiliary tensor particle.
     30   * Effective operators describing the coupling of (pseudo-)scalars to the gluons in the large top-mass limit is supported. This is especially useful to model gluon fusion processes.
     31   * If the interface is run under Windows, the files obtained cannot be immediately compiled under Unix, because Windows uses a different ASCII coding for the line breaks. In this case, the files have to be copy/pasted and saved again under Unix.
     33-- - Main.ClaudeDuhrMain.ClaudeDuhr - 09 Feb - 09 Feb