See pams/sim domain of repository in the software guide for the status of the code base
From Staf/Gstar to Starsim
Starsim is the centerpiece of the STAR simulation software. It has evolved from the
same original code as staf (gstar), but has a vastly
better code organization. In addition, the code base has been truncated in order
to eliminate the functionality not used by the majority of STAR users, such as
the handling of g2t structures. This allowed for great simplification of the code base
and helped make it more portable.
We have tested the newly created executable under variety of conditions.
Since early 2004, all support for gstar/staf has ceased, and users are encouraged
to switch to starsim. Most of the availble prior documentation written for gstar
is applicable to starsim, with some exceptions as noted above (the g2t tables).
The STAR simulation software is due for an upgrade and transition
to the ROOT-based Virtual Monte Carlo simulation engine and ROOT geometry model.
Documents related to this project have been moved to
a separate page.
Last updated by Maxim Potekhin on 12/02/2004