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===Jobs of the WAC===
 
===Jobs of the WAC===
  
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====A) Check the new runs====
  
 
'''Check''' all the runs taken since the last wac summary.  
 
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'''Look carefully through the output and try to spot problems.'''  For example, Ahmed noticed large outliers in the bcm double differences and this helped us to learn that the dac glitch on the 18 bit ADCs was causing problems.
 
'''Look carefully through the output and try to spot problems.'''  For example, Ahmed noticed large outliers in the bcm double differences and this helped us to learn that the dac glitch on the 18 bit ADCs was causing problems.
  
====Update the run database====
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====B) Update the run database====
  
 
For every run the database of runs must be updated.  The database structure is as follows.
 
For every run the database of runs must be updated.  The database structure is as follows.
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====Produce the slug summary====
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====C) Produce the slug summary====
  
 
Once the database is up to date, the slug summary is produced using the summary.pl script in the wac directory.  This will produce the summary root (~/pvdis/ROOTfiles/parity09_000X_slug.root) file and the summary text file (http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/prompt_output/).
 
Once the database is up to date, the slug summary is produced using the summary.pl script in the wac directory.  This will produce the summary root (~/pvdis/ROOTfiles/parity09_000X_slug.root) file and the summary text file (http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/prompt_output/).
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====D) Produce the slug plots====
  
 
Once the slug summary has been produced, the slug plots are produced using the makePlots.pl script in the wac directory.  This will produce plots at http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/slug_output/
 
Once the slug summary has been produced, the slug plots are produced using the makePlots.pl script in the wac directory.  This will produce plots at http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/slug_output/

Revision as of 15:02, 20 April 2010

The Weekly Analysis Coordinator (WAC) is a rotating position of 1 week each. The wac is required to perform their functions every morning. THIS INCLUDES WEEKENDS! The plots need to be up by NOON so that people can think about the results for the meeting.

What follows is the PVDIS WAC information which will be updated in time to be correct for PREx.


Jobs of the WAC

A) Check the new runs

Check all the runs taken since the last wac summary.

[apar@adaql4 ~/prex/pan]$ view [runnumber]

Do a reprompt if there is any doubt about the initial offline analysis. This is not necessary for every run.

[apar@adaql4 ~/prex/pan]$ reprompt [runnumber]

Look carefully through the output and try to spot problems. For example, Ahmed noticed large outliers in the bcm double differences and this helped us to learn that the dac glitch on the 18 bit ADCs was causing problems.

B) Update the run database

For every run the database of runs must be updated. The database structure is as follows.

+-------------------+------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+
| Field             | Type       | Null | Key | Default           | Extra          |
+-------------------+------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+
| WACentriesID      | int(11)    |      | PRI | NULL              | auto_increment | 
| RunInfo_RunNumber | int(11)    | YES  | MUL | NULL              |                | 
| WACname           | tinytext   | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| WACEntryTime      | timestamp  | YES  |     | CURRENT_TIMESTAMP |                | 
| WACcomment        | longtext   | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| LeftDETeventLo    | int(11)    | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| LeftDETeventHi    | int(11)    | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| RightDETeventLo   | int(11)    | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| RightDETeventHi   | int(11)    | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| Slug              | int(11)    | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| SlowSign          | tinyint(2) | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
| Production        | tinyint(4) | YES  |     | NULL              |                | 
+-------------------+------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+

The database can be interacted with using the addWACentry.pl script in the wac directory:

addWACentry.pl -n [username] -r [runnumber]

C) Produce the slug summary

Once the database is up to date, the slug summary is produced using the summary.pl script in the wac directory. This will produce the summary root (~/pvdis/ROOTfiles/parity09_000X_slug.root) file and the summary text file (http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/prompt_output/).

summary.pl -t slug -s [slugnumber]

D) Produce the slug plots

Once the slug summary has been produced, the slug plots are produced using the makePlots.pl script in the wac directory. This will produce plots at http://www.jlab.org/~adaq/pvdis/slug_output/

[apar@adaql4 ~]$ gowac

 ****** This directory for WAC analysis (WACs only, please) ******

[apar@adaql4 ~/pvdis/wac]$ 
[apar@adaql4 ~/pvdis/wac]$ makePlots.pl --type slug --slug 6 

Beware of clobbering, don't run two instances of makePlots.pl at the same time. They WILL clobber each other.

Special Cases

Dithering and regression slopes

If the runlist is up to date the slopes for the various detectors versus our readout bpm can be obtained as follows.

[apar@adaql6 ~/pvdis/wac]$ root
root [0] .x multirun/obtainBMslopes.C("dither")
root [1] .x multirun/obtainBMslopes.C("regress")

The may be complaints for runs if the dithering was off for that run or they were replayed without regression enabled. Once this is done, the plots are produced as follows.

[apar@adaql6 ~/pvdis/wac]$ ./utils/makeRegDitPlots.pl


Reprompting a lot of runs

On rare occasions it may be necessary to reprompt a whole bunch of runs. This can be accomplished in two steps.

1. First get a list of the runs to be reprompted. So, for example, all the runs in slug 5 can be obtained as follows.

[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/pan]$ gowac

 ****** This directory for WAC analysis (WACs only, please) ******

[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/wac]$ grep -P '\t5\t' runlist.txt | cut -f1 | xargs echo
12179 12180 12181 12182 12183 12184 12187 12189 12197 12198 12202 12203 12204 12207 12208 12209 12210 
12224 12225 12226 12227 12228 12234 12235 12236 12238 12240 12241 12242 12243 12244 12245 12246 12247 
12251 12253 12254 12255 12256 12257 12258 12259

2. Next use the following command.

[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/wac]$ gopan

 ****** This directory for ONLINE analysis (Shift-Workers only, please) ******

[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/pan]$ 
[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/pan]$ 
[apar@adaql5 ~/pvdis/pan]$ ./utils/prompt.pl  --forcepan --forcereg --forcedit --nomacro --conf '' --batch 
 12179 12180 12181 12182 12183 12184 12187 12189 12197 12198 12202 12203 12204 12207 12208 12209 12210 12224 
 12225 12226 12227 12228 12234 12235 12236 12238 12240 12241 12242 12243 12244 12245 12246 12247 12251 12253 
 12254 12255 12256 12257 12258 12259

Raw Data Files

from the adaq machines

The raw data files for runs were stored at
/adaql1/data2/parity/ 
but at 04:42:27 on September25,2009 Bob changed it so that new data goes to
/adaql1/data4/parity/ 
from run 12660 onwards.

from the silo

After some time these files are automatically removed. Once that happens, in order to view them you will have to retrieve them from the silo. This can be done as follows, from any ifarml machine.

ifarml5> jcache /mss/halla/parity/raw/parity09_12227.dat
[2009-10-06 10:29:36] Submitting request [11848406]
[2009-10-06 10:29:36] Request [11848406] is queued.
 

Some time after requesting the file, it will be available at

 /cache/mss/halla/parity/raw/parity09_12227.dat 

Backend Information

Software flowchart

File:Happex DAQ.gif

Choosing the data that goes into slug summaries

The data that goes into the root file output for the slug summary is controlled with the following file:

~/pvdis/wac/multirun/chooser.txt

The data that goes into the text file output is set with:

~/pvdis/wac/multirun/slug.C

Now, the text file output is generated from the root file, so, anything that appears in slug.C must also appear in chooser.txt for it to work.

Choosing what is plotted in the slug summary plots

Two files are used to control what is plot in the slug summaries. Pair tree variables are set up using the
~/pvdis/pan_cvs/pan/panguin/wac_slug.cfg
file. The epics variables are set up using the
~/pvdis/wac/epicsplot/doepicsplot.C
file. The latter is messy, but it should be reasonably clear how to change things. Make sure that any epics variable that are need appear in all of the following files.
/adaqfs/home/apar/scripts/fastEpicsLogger (Don't mess around with this file if you are not an expert. You can hang up the DAQ if you are not careful!!)
/adaqfs/home/apar/db/misc/Pvdis.misc
/adaqfs/home/apar/db/misc/PvdNoQweak.misc
After changes to either of these files, the
~/pvdis/wac/recent_slug_plots/index.html
file needs to be updated to reflect the correct number of pages that are produced as output. This is the file that eventually displays the plots as a web page.


Slugs

View the Runlist.

Slug Numbers
Slug Description HWP Runs Dates Plots Text summary
100 Lead-Diamond Target (production?) IN 2383 - 2386
1 Empty Target IN
3 Lead-Diamond Target (production) Bad BCMs IN 2805 - 2813 2010-04-16 slug 3 plots text output
4 Lead-Diamond Target (production) OUT 2815 - 2866 2010-04-16 slug 4 plots text output
5 Lead-Diamond Target (production) IN 2867 - 2907 2010-04-17 slug 5 plots text output
6 Lead-Diamond Target (production) IN 2908 - 2927 2010-04-18 slug 6 plots text output
7 Lead-Diamond Target (production) IN 2928 - 2941 2010-04-19 to 2010-04-20 slug 7 plots text output
8 Lead-Diamond Target (production) IN - 2010-04-20 slug 8 plots text output
100 Carbon Optics IN 2642-2644 2010-04-06
101 Thick Carbon IN 2581-2601 2010-04-04
102 Lead-Diamond target IN 2649-2652,2663 2010-04-06
103 Lead-Diamond Target OUT 2656-2660 2010-04-06
104 Lead-Diamond Target large A_Q OUT 2661 2010-04-06
105 Thick Carbon IN 2664-2665 2010-04-06