EPJ Web of Conf.
Volume 284, 202315th International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Nuclear Data Libraries, Processing, Adjustment, Consistency|
|Published online||26 May 2023|
Managing and Processing Nuclear Data Libraries with FUDGE
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Published online: 26 May 2023
FUDGE (For Updating Data and Generating Evaluations) is an open-source code that supports reading, visualizing, checking, modifying, and processing nuclear reaction and decay data. For ease of use the front-end of FUDGE is written in Python while C and C++ routines are employed for computationally intensive calculations.
FUDGE has been developed primarily at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with contributions from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It is used by the LLNL Nuclear Data and Theory (NDT) group to deliver high-quality nuclear data libraries to users for a variety of applications. FUDGE is also the world leader in converting data to the Generalized Nuclear Database Structure (GNDS) and working with GNDS data, including processing and visualizing. GNDS is a new extensible hierarchy that has been internationally adopted as the new standard for storing and using nuclear data libraries, replacing the previous standard ENDF-6.
A new public release of FUDGE has recently been published on github. This paper gives an overview of nuclear data processing capabilities in FUDGE, as well as describing the latest release, new capabilities, future plans, and basic instructions for users interested in applying FUDGE to their nuclear data workflow.
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