RadWare is a powerful, user-friendly software package for interactive graphical analysis of gamma-ray coincidence data. It is used by many physicists around the world as they study the structure of the atomic nucleus and analyse the results of their experiments.
A few of the more commonly-used RadWare programs are:
gf3, a general spectrum manipulation, fitting and analysis program (for one-dimensional spectra).
escl8r, a very powerful program for examining, interpreting and fitting gamma-gamma coincidence matrices (i.e. two-dimensional spectra) and deducing level schemes of excited states of nuclei.
levit8r and 4dg8r, three- and four-dimensional versions of escl8r. These programs are tools for analysing triple-gamma and quadruple-gamma coincidences, respectively. To give you some idea of the quantities of data involved, 4dg8r can examine hypercubes of up to 40 billion channels, piece-wise compressed on disk to take a space of anywhere from 200MB to several tens of GB.
A partial list of the files included in the RadWare distribution is given here.
Here is some documentation on the ASCII gls Level Scheme File format
I have RadWare mailing lists to which you can subscribe.
Here are the answers to some Frequently-Asked Questions about the RadWare package.
Email comments, suggestions and questions here. Last updated on 15 May 2000.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory