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HiggsBounds

Downloads

You can download the beta version of HiggsBounds-5 here (HiggsBounds-5.0.0beta.tar.gz). Important changes in the input framework for HiggsBounds-5 are documented here (draft version). The last stable HiggsBounds version (4.3.1) is found here: HiggsBounds-4.3.1.tar.gz . HiggsBounds is using Fortran 90/2003. As always, please contact us if you have any problems with the installation.        ( show history )

Further information can be found in the following references:

In particular, consult the latest version of the HiggsBounds 4.x.x manual.

If you download the code, we recommend that you sign up to the HiggsBounds-announce mailing list, in order to be informed when new releases are available.

If you have any questions, comments, bug reports or feature requests please let us know. Contact Tim.

Referencing HiggsBounds

If you use HiggsBounds, please cite the references listed above.

HiggsBounds incorporates many results from experimental searches and SM calculations. To make it quicker for users to access these references, we provide a list as a .bib file and a .bbl file. (This example .tex file cites each of these sources once, creating this .pdf file).

Quick start guide

  1. unpack the .tar.gz file
  2. cd to the HiggsBounds directory
  3. ./configure
  4. make
  5. run the program HiggsBounds using the command-line options
     
    ./HiggsBounds whichanalyses whichinput nHzero nHplus prefix 
      
    For example,
    ./HiggsBounds LandH effC 3 1 'example_data/HB_randomtest50points_'
      
    will run HiggsBounds
    • using LEP, Tevatron and LHC data (whichanalyses=LandH)
    • with input in the 'effective coupling' format (whichinput=effC)
    • for a model containing three neutral Higgs (nHzero=3)
    • and one singly, positively charged Higgs (nHplus=1)
    • using the example input files (supplied in the HiggsBounds package):
       
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_MH_GammaTot.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_MHplus_GammaTot.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_effC.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_BR_H_NP.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_BR_t.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_BR_Hplus.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_LEP_HpHm_CS_ratios.dat
        example_data/HB_randomtest50points_additional.dat 
    The results are stored in
     
          example_data/HB_randomtest50points_HiggsBounds_results.dat
     
  6. The HiggsBounds package also contains simple example programs showing the use of the HiggsBounds subroutines, including programs demonstrating the use of HiggsBounds in conjunction with FeynHiggs or CPsuperH.

The LEP exclusion chi-squared extension

For the model-independent LEP Higgs searches the full information on CLs and CLsb have been made available to the HiggsBounds team, such that we can derive a chi-squared measure (assuming the Gaussian limit) for the LEP exclusion. For more information, see the HiggsBounds 4.x.x manual.

In order to enable the LEP chi-squared extension, please download csboutput_trans_binary.tar.gz, which contains the necessary experimental tables, and follow the descriptions in the HiggsBounds manual.

Note that the LEP chi-squared extension is only supported for the usage of HiggsBounds via the Fortran subroutines/library.

HiggsSignals

Downloads

You can download the current version of HiggsSignals here: HiggsSignals-1.4.0.tar.gz . HiggsSignals is using Fortran 90/2003. HiggsSignals needs to be linked to the HiggsBounds version 4 library. We also provide below an early HiggsSignals-2.0.0beta version which works with the HiggsBounds-5beta version, but is otherwise identical to version 1.4.0. As always, please contact us if you have any problems with the installation.        ( show history )

The program is documented in:

Please consult the latest version of the HiggsSignals 1.x.x manual. Further information on the program and related issues can be found in

Announcements about HiggsSignals will also be given to the HiggsBounds-announce mailing list.

If you have any questions, comments, bug reports or feature requests please let us know. Contact Tim.

Referencing HiggsSignals

If you use HiggsSignals, please cite the HiggsSignals as well as HiggsBounds references listed above. Furthermore, please do not forget to include citations to the experimental measurements, which are used as observables in your project.

Quick start guide

  1. unpack the .tar.gz file
  2. cd to the HiggsSignals directory
  3. please check/edit configure for the correct link to the HiggsBounds library and compiler settings.
  4. you can now directly run the bash script ./run_tests.bat. (Note: The script uses gnuplot to create results from test runs.)
  5. We provide various example programs, where many features are demonstrated. Also, they show how to use HiggsSignals together with FeynHiggs and HiggsBounds.

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