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FormTracer. A mathematica tracing package using FORM

Anton K. Cyrol
Mario Mitter
Nils Strodthoff
Journal / Anthology

Computer Physics Communications
Year: 2017
Volume: 219
Page range: 346-352

We present FormTracer, a high-performance, general purpose, easy-to-use Mathematica tracing package which uses FORM. It supports arbitrary space and spinor dimensions as well as an arbitrary number of simple compact Lie groups. While keeping the usability of the Mathematica interface, it relies on the efficiency of FORM. An additional performance gain is achieved by a decomposition algorithm that avoids redundant traces in the product tensors spaces. FormTracer supports a wide range of syntaxes which endows it with a high flexibility. Mathematica notebooks that automatically install the package and guide the user through performing standard traces in space–time, spinor and gauge-group spaces are provided.

*Science > Physics