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Hiren H. Patel

hhpatelumass.edu

Overview

Package‑X is a Mathematica package for the analytic calculation and symbolic manipulation of one-loop Feynman integrals in relativistic quantum field theory.

    Technical features

  • Computes dimensionally regulated one-loop integrals with up to four distinct propagators of arbitrarily high rank.
  • Calculates traces of Dirac matrices in d dimensions for closed fermion loops, or carries out Dirac algebra for open fermion lines
  • Generates analytic results for any kinematic configuration (e.g. at zero external momentum, at physical threshold, etc.) for real masses and external invariants.
  • Provides analytic expressions for UV-divergent, IR-divergent and finite parts either separately or all together.
  • Computes discontinuities across cuts of one-loop integrals.
  • Constructs Taylor series expansions for one-loop integrals.
  • Evaluates with either machine precision or arbitrary precision arithmetic, and is always consistent with the + prescription.

    User interface features

  • Complete documentation available online and within the Wolfram Documentation Center which includes
    • over 350 basic usage examples with detailed information for every symbol defined by Package‑X,
    • 4 project-scale tutorials,
    • and instructions on linking Package‑X to FeynCalc, LoopTools, and the COLLIER library.
  • Readable and intuitive input
  • Output easily manipulatable and readily numerically evaluatable
  • Command-line friendly

Reference and Source

Package‑X was developed after several long years of tedious work. Please include the following citation if Package‑X was useful for your publication.
    Hiren H. Patel, Comput. Phys. Commun. 197, 276 (2015),
    ePrint: arXiv:1503.01469

Esentially all algorithms and formulae used by Package‑X can be viewed in handwritten form at hhpatel.net/notes (Vol II, §1 and §5, and Vol V).

Bug report and feature request

Please report any bugs to hhpatelumass.edu. Any comments and suggestions for improvements, including feature requests, are welcome.

Latest Program Files, License, and Release Notes

Package‑X 2.1 is closed source and distributed under the CC by 4.0 license agreement.

v2.1.1: (November 18, 2017) Download | Primer | Documentation
  • Series can be applied to Inactive form of LoopIntegrate.
  • Documentation pages have been pre-indexed for the Wolfram Documentation Center in Mathematica 11.2.
  • Fixed a harmless bug affecting only Mathematica 10.0 which caused LoopIntegrate to print a spurious cell during evaluation.

Requirements

Any computer running Mathematica 8.0.4 or higher.
Recommended: Mathematica 10.1.0 or higher.

ATTENTION: In the near future, Package-X will not be supported on Mathematica earlier than version 10.1.

Note A bug was introduced in Mathematica 10.4.0 (fixed in 11.0.0) causing the numerical evaluation of Package‑X special functions compiled to the Wolfram Virtual Machine (e.g. ScalarC0, ScalarD0, ...) to take an excessive amount of time.

Installation Instructions

Uncompress downloaded file, and copy the Package‑X folder (/X) with all its contents to the folder $UserBaseDirectory/Applications/. See the primer for details.

Expansion Packs

CollierLink 1.0.1 Interface to the COLLIER library for rapid numerical evaluation of Passarino-Veltman functions
  • CollierLink now uses version 1.2 of the COLLIER library.
  • Improved library dependency issues on macOS platform.
  • Improved C compiler compatibility on macOS and Linux.
GPLv3 Download | Documentation 8.0+
TensorD (beta) Compute vector derivatives (gradients) of loop integrals CC by 4.0 (by request) 10.1+
PVReduce (beta) Reduce Passarino-Veltman functions to scalar functions without limiting to 4 dimensions, and without inserting explicit formulae CC by 4.0 (by request) 8.0+

To install an expansion pack, uncompress the downloaded file, and copy the directory with all its contents to the folder $UserBaseDirectory/Applications/ (but not inside the Package‑X directory itself).