Running Contur

Contur is not really in a production release, but it is open source and you are welcome to have a play with it.

Check out the contur code from our Mercurial repository at bitbucket.

hg clone ssh://

which should work with rivet version 2.6.1.

One place to start is an introduction and docker-based tutorial material on the 2019 YETI pages:

Test example

If you want to just try out Contur without having to run Herwig or Rivet, you can look at this yoda file. This is the result of a run for \(M_{Z^\prime} = 1500\) GeV, \(M_\chi = 1000\) GeV looking at 8 TeV measurements involving charged leptons. If you run CLTestSingle (now, contur -s) on it, and then contur-mkhtml, you should be able to generate some plots in your contur-plots directory.

Some pre-generated HepMC events from Herwig, which can be run through Rivet and then used by Contur, can be downloaded here.