BernsteinCorrection is a utility in RooStats to augment a nominal PDF with a polynomial correction term. This is useful for incorporating systematic variations to the nominal PDF. The Bernstein basis polynomails are particularly appropriate because they are positive definite.

This tool was inspired by the work of Glen Cowan together with Stephan Horner, Sascha Caron, Eilam Gross, and others. The initial implementation is independent work. The major step forward in the approach was to provide a well defined algorithm that specifies the order of polynomial to be included in the correction. This is an emperical algorithm, so in addition to the nominal model it needs either a real data set or a simulated one. In the early work, the nominal model was taken to be a histogram from Monte Carlo simulations, but in this implementation it is generalized to an arbitrary PDF (which includes a RooHistPdf). The algorithm basically consists of a hypothesis test of an nth-order correction (null) against a n+1-th order correction (alternate). The quantity q = -2 log LR is used to determine whether the n+1-th order correction is a major improvement to the n-th order correction. The distribution of q is expected to be roughly \chi^2 with one degree of freedom if the n-th order correction is a good model for the data. Thus, one only moves to the n+1-th order correction of q is relatively large. The chance that one moves from the n-th to the n+1-th order correction when the n-th order correction (eg. a type 1 error) is sufficient is given by the Prob(\chi^2_1 > threshold). The constructor of this class allows you to directly set this tolerance (in terms of probability that the n+1-th term is added unnecessarily).

To do: Add another method to the utility that will make the sampling distribution for -2 log lambda for various m vs. m+1 order corrections using a nominal model and perhaps having two ways of generating the toys (either via a histogram or via an independent model that is supposed to reflect reality). That will allow one to make plots like Glen has at the end of his DRAFT very easily.

virtual | ~BernsteinCorrection() |

RooStats::BernsteinCorrection | BernsteinCorrection(double tolerance = 0.05) |

RooStats::BernsteinCorrection | BernsteinCorrection(const RooStats::BernsteinCorrection&) |

static TClass* | Class() |

void | CreateQSamplingDist(RooWorkspace* wks, const char* nominalName, const char* varName, const char* dataName, TH1F*, TH1F*, Int_t degree, Int_t nToys = 500) |

Int_t | ImportCorrectedPdf(RooWorkspace*, const char*, const char*, const char*) |

virtual TClass* | IsA() const |

RooStats::BernsteinCorrection& | operator=(const RooStats::BernsteinCorrection&) |

void | SetMaxCorrection(Double_t maxCorr) |

virtual void | ShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp, char* parent) |

virtual void | Streamer(TBuffer& b) |

void | StreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b) |

BernsteinCorrection(Double_t tolerance)

Int_t ImportCorrectedPdf(RooWorkspace* , const char* , const char* , const char* )

Main method for Bernstein correction. get ingredients out of workspace

void CreateQSamplingDist(RooWorkspace* wks, const char* nominalName, const char* varName, const char* dataName, TH1F* , TH1F* , Int_t degree, Int_t nToys = 500)

Create sampling distribution for q given degree-1 vs. degree corrections get ingredients out of workspace

BernsteinCorrection(double tolerance = 0.05)