What is Bender?
Bender is the LHCb Python-based Physics Analysis Environment. It combines the physics content of DaVinci/Phys/Analysis/Hlt/Rec/Lbcom projects with the interactive python abilities provided by GaudiPython package. It also could be considered as "Interactive LoKi". Bender is organized as a CMT project. Top-level python modules reside in Phys/Bender package which collects the necessary functionality. The major functionality comes from ROOT/Reflex dictionaries for basic C++ classes and interfaces. These dictionaries are used primary for POOL persistency and reused fro the interactivity. The main purpose of top-level modules and scripts is the coherent orchestration of the Reflex dictionaries and the proper decoration of the available interfaces.
Significant improvements in Bender semantics are expected (mainly according to the feedback from you)
Just for fun!
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Have fun and enjoy. :)