PAW: Physics Analysis WorkStation

PAW is conceived as an instrument to assist physicists in the analysis and presentation of their data. It provides interactive graphical presentation and statistical or mathematical analysis, working on objects familiar to physicists like histograms, event files (Ntuples), vectors, etc. PAW is based on several components of the CERN Program Library. Like CERN Program Library PAW usage and/or redistribution is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

The development and support for PAW is stopped.

Frequently asked questions are listed here as well as answers to them.
Here you can find some general interest PAW macros and programs provided by PAW users.
If you are not familiar with PAW and want to learn how to use it, this is probably a place to go. The sources of the tutorial examples are also available. Some other tutorials or help about PAW can be also useful to learn more about the system.
The PAW reference manual (equivalent to the online HELP) is the complete description of all the PAW commands. The PAW User's Guide is available in Postscript format (1.05 Mbytes). All the CERNLIB manuals are also available. The man page gives the various options which can be used when you start PAW.
To obtain pre-installed binaries of the current and latest version of PAW for different architectures and operating systems. This page also gives the list of the platforms on which PAW is supported by the CERN program library.
Various PAW related items: A set of slides describing the basic PAW functionalities, some hints to speed up Ntuple analysis, some other PAW related WEB sites, WebPAW an utility to use PAW on the web, an interface to Neural Networks in PAW, the pawpict package to include PAW pictures in LaTex documents.
Last update: October 10th 2014