`theta` is a framework for template-based statistical modeling and inference, focussing on problems
in high-energy physics. It provides the possibility for the user to express a “model”, i.e.,
the expected data distribution, as function of physical parameters. This model can be used
to make statistical inference about the physical parameter of interest. Modeling is “template-based”
in the sense that the expected data distribution is always expressed as a sum of histograms.

- There are several sources of documentation for
`theta`, listed with decreasing relevance: - The documentation on these pages cover
*theta-auto*, the python interface to theta, which should be the right starting place for most users. - A general, physics-focused introduction is available as pdf here. It includes some documentation of the cfg-file layer, but does not mention
*theta-auto*yet. - For a documentation of the C++ code (including the configuration file format), refer to the doxygen documentation.
- The source code is also available online via trac.

- The documentation on these pages cover