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Hi everyone, dear Matt!
Matt Walker has posted an extensive review of ROOT and what he would hope the future of ROOT to be. Because I think many of his comments are good ones, and because I have heard some of them from several people in the past, I decided to give the answer to an audience that's little bit wider, in a dedicated post.
Submitted by axel on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 15:18
The rainbow colormap is not the best choice to represent data using pseudo colors. This article is a study (using "Higgs data") showing why the rainbow colormap can be misleading and what could be better alternatives.
Submitted by axel on Sun, 18/11/2012 - 14:09
We are running late with ROOT 6, in part because I'm just back at work after being sick for 4 weeks. The other cling team members were hacking away at Fermilab, and I'll demonstrate how major that step to version 6 is for ROOT.
Submitted by axel on Thu, 01/11/2012 - 17:41
Two weeks ago I participated at the ISO C++ standard meeting. It was my and CERN's first one and a pleasant surprise. A few news items:
Submitted by vvassilev on Wed, 18/04/2012 - 13:57
It's been a while since the last activity on our blog. However, it doesn't mean that we are not spending every minute to work on improving the ROOT Framework.
Submitted by axel on Sun, 18/03/2012 - 16:40
A delegation of the ROOT team (Fons, Vassil and I) have been invited by Google Zurich to give a Tech Talk on cling. We had a great night in Zurich. Great nights always have consequences on the next day - but as "talk quality" and "nightlife fun" are in different dimensions there is no obvious measure for optimizing these two; everyone will have his or her own favorite combination of both. Mine meant Aspirin the next morning.
I wish you a relaxing break - be it Christmas, Hanukah, family or presents. All the best for next year: start off with a good party, go on with successful physics and a happy private life! And where applicable, please continue to use ROOT in 2012 ;-)
Submitted by axel on Thu, 22/12/2011 - 22:13
"A ROOT User" asks "Is it really necessary to replace CINT dictionary with cling?", bringing up very reasonable concerns and arguments against re-implementing CINT. I will try to answer his comments to clarify why we do it, and how it connects with the rest.
Submitted by axel on Wed, 09/11/2011 - 22:04
One of ROOT's traditional features: you can use it on any platform. That was especially true in the past: Linux, Windows, MacOS, Solaris, AIX, HPUX - you name it: ROOT was there. But now we have a different environment: devices are getting smaller, and next to good old Linux and Windows in new cloths (Android, Windows Mobile) we have new, dedicated mobile OSes like iOS.