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DD4hep (Detector Description for High Energy Physics)

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DD4hep is a software framework for providing a complete solution for full detector description (geometry, materials, visualization, readout, alignment, calibration, etc.) for the full experiment life cycle (detector concept development, detector optimization, construction, operation). It offers a consistent description through a single source of detector information for simulation, reconstruction, analysis, etc. It distributed under the LGPLv3 License


Pre-requisites and installation

For information about how to install DD4hep see this page


Use's Manuals can be found here.

The Code Reference can be found here.

Release notes

Comprehensive release notes can be found under doc/

License and Copyright

Copyright (C), Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (CERN)

DD4hep is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

DD4hep is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License long with this program. If not, see

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