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Kumac Usage and General Approach
Offline computing tutorial Maintained by Turner and Wenaus

Need for Kumacs

Kumacs are the scripts, written in KUIP language, used to talk to STAF. They are used in many ways:

Kumacs are an integral part of the software, closely coupled to the code, and are released together with the code as a unit.

In general, we use the BigFullChain (BFC) kumacs to run the STAR offline software. All packages and utilities are designed, implemented and run from this one main steering kumac (bfc.kumac). This main steering kumac takes care of simulation, reconstruction, and analysis packages.