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Need help on getting started on Geant4

  1. Sep 16, 2010 #1
    Hi, I am new on using the program Geant4. I got it installed into my window xp computer from the instruction from http://geant4.slac.stanford.edu/installation/

    I am currently looking for some tutorials on how to use the program. I found some helps from http://geant4.in2p3.fr/2007/prog/prog.htm and http://hypernews.slac.stanford.edu/HyperNews/geant4/cindex, but I only learned the information in broken pieces, since I do not know much about computer.

    Does anyone know if there is any simple geant4 program examples with some sorts of walkthrough for beginner users? It cane be just a simple particles passing through a slab of lead. I just want to learn how to write a simple code from scratch that can run. Thanks.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2017
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  3. Sep 23, 2010 #2
    I am an absolute beginner too and really need help. Please if you have any info, could u let me know? I have installed the software and do not know how to proceed.
  4. Sep 23, 2010 #3
    I used Cgywin to type in the command. You should be able to run the examples with it after you extract everything correctly. I used one of the graphic program, hepRApp to generate the visual of the examples.
    When it comes to learning new program, I notice most of the time we are on our own. Professors do not know much about how to use Geant4 either....
    Pm me your msn, aim, or whatever, then maybe we can help each other online, because it is hard to explain things here in such confined comment boxes.
  5. Sep 23, 2010 #4
    Hi, I think it is a good idea, maybe we can learn together and exchange ideas. See my PM. Add me.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 23, 2010
  6. Sep 29, 2010 #5
    Hey, i never got your pm. Did you see my pm message though?
  7. Sep 30, 2010 #6
    I did not see your pm, I think somebody is deleting it. I posted mine too but it was deleted. i haven't made much progress, trying to improve my knowledge in c++ first. would have been good if these guys don't delete my id. here it is again deadman_smilingATyahoo.com
  8. Jan 16, 2012 #7
    I am a beginner too.I can not find a good book or material for a beginner like me.Do you have any suggestions?
  9. Jan 26, 2012 #8
    Some of you may want to check out GAMOS. It's almost a front end for geant that allows you to write input files much like you do in MCNP.

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