Prologue: if you just want to see something run, and you're on a system which is artdaq-ready, execute these commands:

chmod +x


chmod +x
./ --run-demo --tag=v3_08_00 execute the downloading, building, and the running of the demo; the total space taken will be about 9 GB. Installation on Fermilab hosts takes about 5 minutes, though on other systems this may take longer depending on connection speed. A few windows will pop up to show sample monitoring of the fake data produced during the demo; you can just close them manually when the demo's done.

This project demonstrates how the toolkit comprised of the artdaq and artdaq-core packages can be used to build the DAQ software for an experiment by providing a simple example system. Attached at the bottom of the page is some useful but potentially dated documentation; for up-to-date information, use the following Wiki links, starting with "A description of the demo system" :

  1. A description of the demo system
  2. Installing and building the demo
  3. (Re)building the artdaq-demo package
  4. Running a sample artdaq-demo system
  5. A closer look - TRACEs and configuring
  6. How to write a fragment generator
  7. How to write an overlay class
  8. Filtering, analyzing, and presenting your raw events: a closer look at art modules
  9. Creating an art module which saves the build time and version of your package
  10. The artdaq-demo Examples
  11. Creating a new Fragment type
  12. artdaq in VM or container, etc.
  13. Requirements for artdaq Demo

Setting up an artdaq-demo development area with MRB
artdaq-demo Release Notes