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Re: Question What does GEANT stand for (or mean)? (Sandro)
Date: 09 Sep, 2004
From: michel maire <michel maire>

User Sandro Boschetti wrote:

>> I am entry level user of GEANT and I have read the docs about GEANT and
>> I couldn't find the meaning of the word GEANT. Can anyone tell me?
>> 
>> I am sorry by the fooly question.
>> 
>> Thank you very much.
>> 
>> Sandro Boschetti.

 This name comes from the beginning of Geant1 (end of '70). At that time
 the program had only the equivalent of PrimaryGeneratorAction and a
 simple tracking of those particles.
 So, the author (Rene Brun) chose the acronyme: GEneration ANd Tracking. 

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1 Ok: Re: What does GEANT stand for (or mean)?   (Sandro - 10 Sep, 2004)
3 None: Re: What does GEANT stand for (or mean)?   (Giles Kisife - 13 Jan, 2006)
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