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Bell Test Research Software and Data

Thank you for your interest in the data taken at NIST that was used to write our paper:

In the interest of being completely open and transparent, we have uploaded the data analyzed for our paper, the programs used to take the data, and the programs used to analyze the data. Because the paper was a collaboration between many people and institutions, the data and programs originate from many different computers. As a result, the code that appears in this repository may require modification to properly function on the data. We apologize in advance if there is missing meta-data to reproduce the analysis that is in our paper. Please let us know (belltest [at] (belltest[at]nist[dot]gov)) so that we can make the meta-data available for everyone via this repository. The content in this repository is a best effort collection of all the source code and data analyzed. Please realize that this will be a 'living repository' with updates to make the data more accessible for anyone who is interested.

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belltest [at] (L. K. Shalm, M. Stevens, S. Nam)
Single Photonics and Quantum Information Project


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You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using and distributing the software or data and you assume all risks associated with its use, including but not limited to the risks and costs of program errors, compliance with applicable laws, damage to or loss of data, programs or equipment, and the unavailability or interruption of operation. This software or data is not intended to be used in any situation where a failure could cause risk of injury or damage to property. NIST shall not be liable for any damage that may result from errors or omissions in the software or data.

The software, data, and documentation were developed by NIST employees. NIST employee contributions are not subject to copyright protection within the United States.

Product Disclaimer

Certain trade names and company products are mentioned in the data and software to specify adequately the computer products and equipment needed to use this software. In no case does such identification imply endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of these computer products and equipment, nor does it imply that the products are necessarily the best available for the purpose.

Created December 23, 2015, Updated November 2, 2016