last update:$Date: 2006/01/06 17:13:50 $
released in ROOT 5.20/00|
2008/01/17: Minuit2 released in ROOT 5.18/00
2007/06/29: Minuit2 released in ROOT 5.16/00
2006/12/25: Minuit2 released in ROOT 5.14/00
2006/07/11: Minuit2 released in ROOT 5.12
2006/03/02: Minuit2 released in ROOT 5.10
2006/01/06: Minuit 1_7_9 (old API) released (release notes)
2005/12/15: Minuit2 package (new API) in ROOT version 5.08
2005/10/31: Minuit is part of ROOT version 5.06
2005/10/31: Minuit 1_7_6 released (release notes)
MINUIT is a physics analysis tool for function minimization. The functions (so-called objective functions, can be chisquare, likelihood or user defined) are provided by the user. MINUIT contains several tools for minimizing a function and for special error analysis. MINUIT was initially written in Fortran about 25 years ago at CERN by Fred James. Its main field of usage is statistical data analysis of experimental data recorded at CERN, but it is also used by people outside high energy physics (HEP). This project aims to re-implement MINUIT in an object-oriented way using C++.
Comments, suggestions and complaints about MINUIT or this page can be adressed to the people working in the development team.
Useful links to the LCG and LCG related sites are provided as well.
A mailing list exists for discussions and release announcements. For reporting bugs, it is recommended to use the Savannah portal