We report on a program for the numerical evaluation of divergent multi-loop integrals. The program is based on iterated sector decomposition. We improve the original algorithm of Binoth and Heinrich such that the program is guaranteed to terminate. The program can be used to compute numerically the Laurent expansion of divergent multi-loop integrals regulated by dimensional regularisation. The symbolic and the numerical steps of the algorithm are combined into one program. Program summaryProgram title: sector_decomposition Catalogue identifier: AEAG_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEAG_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 47 506 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 328 485 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C++ Computer: all Operating system: Unix RAM: Depending on the complexity of the problem Classification: 4.4 External routines: GiNaC, available from http://www.ginac.de, GNU scientific library, available from http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl Nature of problem: Computation of divergent multi-loop integrals. Solution method: Sector decomposition. Restrictions: Only limited by the available memory and CPU time. Running time: Depending on the complexity of the problem.
Computer Physics Communications
- Pub Date:
- April 2008
- Field theory;
- Properties of perturbation theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 23 pages, minor changes, version to be published