Manchester Particle Physics Seminars, Colloquia and Meetings

Chris Burr: Python ecosystem in HEP

Friday, 25 January 2019 from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( 54-6-6.40 - Niels Bohr Common Room )
High energy physics has a long history of being at the forefront of large scale data analysis. The Physics Analysis Workstation (PAW), alongside the FORTRAN based CERNLIB, were the first tools to gain wide popularity in HEP. They remained popular for over two decades before being overtaken by ROOT and C++. More recently, the explosion of affordable computing power has allowed the field of data science to grow with many excellent open source tools being created. In this talk I will give an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the Python ecosystem for data analysis from the perspective of high energy physics.