Important Note: From 2013 onwards, the recommended and actively developed version is PYTHIA 8, see the Important PYTHIA 6 announcement sent out in December 2012.
PYTHIA 6.4 is the last PYTHIA 6 version, containing the most
up-to-date features and bug fixes. It is no longer actively developed but is maintained here in a legacy state.
PYTHIA 6.4 was a direct continuation of version 6.3, and version 6.400 contained no news relative to
The most recent program plus documentation package consists of:
- The current version of the PYTHIA code:
Current update notes, describing the new features in PYTHIA 6.4,
especially developments since the publication of the manual
- Alternatively, you can use svn to check out the latest version:
svn co http://svn.hepforge.org/pythia6/trunk local_directory_name
- The complete PYTHIA 6.400 manual,
published in JHEP 05 (2006) 026
(LU TP 06-13, FERMILAB-PUB-06-052-CD-T, hep-ph/0603175)
(including minor updates requested by the referee for the JHEP
publication, and the new colour reconnection options in PYTHIA
6.402, as included in version 2 of hep-ph/0603175)
(with nice cross-referencing), or
postscript for more economical printing, or
For earlier versions of PYTHIA 6.4, see the
Versions prior to PYTHIA 6.402 are only available on
the old PYTHIA homepage.