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Language peer sets for EGS4:
United States
United States/1985
Designed 1985
1980s languages
Fifth generation
Late Cold War
Genus Monte Carlo
Specialised Languages
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo/1985
Monte Carlo/United States
Simulating/United States
Reflexive/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1985
Specialised Languages/us


Monte Carlo system at SLAC 

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Country: United States
Designed 1985
Genus: Monte Carlo
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

Electron Gamma Shower

Evolution of EGS3, Monte Carlo simulation system, developed by SLAC and other international agencies, used MORTRAN 3 to work with F77 and F66

PEGS upgraded to PEGS4 to match

Extensive UserCode library available

Related languages
EGS3 EGS4   Evolution of
MORTRAN 3 EGS4   Written using
EGS4 PEGS 4   Preprocessor for
EGS4 WinEGS   Augmentation of

  • Nelson, W.Ralph; Hirayama, H.; Rogers, David W.O.; (1985) Nelson, W.Ralph; Hirayama, H.; Rogers, David W.O.; "The EGS4 Code System" SLAC-0265 Dec 1985 Online copy Spires page for EGS4
  • Alex F Bielajew, H. Hirayama, W.R. Nelson and D.W. (1994) Alex F Bielajew, H. Hirayama, W.R. Nelson and D.W.O. Rogers "History, overview and recent improvements of EGS4" Report NRCC/PIRS-0436, June 1994
  • Bielajew, Alex F (1997) Bielajew, Alex F "An EGS4 Primer" 1997 Online copy
  • I. Kawrakow and D.W.O. Rogers (2003) I. Kawrakow and D.W.O. Rogers "The EGSnrc Code System: Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron and Photon Transport" NRCC Report PIRS-701 Abstract Online copy
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