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example of macro to read data from an ascii file and create a root file with a Tree.

NOTE: comparing the results of this macro with those of staff.C, you'll notice that the resultant file is a couple of bytes smaller, because the code below strips all white-spaces, whereas the .C version does not.

import re, array, os
import ROOT
from ROOT import TFile, TTree, gROOT, addressof
## A C/C++ structure is required, to allow memory based access
"struct staff_t {\
Int_t Category;\
UInt_t Flag;\
Int_t Age;\
Int_t Service;\
Int_t Children;\
Int_t Grade;\
Int_t Step;\
Int_t Hrweek;\
Int_t Cost;\
Char_t Division[4];\
Char_t Nation[3];\
};" );
## Function to read in data from ASCII file and fill the ROOT tree
def staff():
staff = ROOT.staff_t()
# The input file cern.dat is a copy of the CERN staff data base
# from 1988
f = TFile( 'staff.root', 'RECREATE' )
tree = TTree( 'T', 'staff data from ascii file' )
tree.Branch( 'staff', staff, 'Category/I:Flag:Age:Service:Children:Grade:Step:Hrweek:Cost' )
tree.Branch( 'Divisions', addressof( staff, 'Division' ), 'Division/C' )
tree.Branch( 'Nation', addressof( staff, 'Nation' ), 'Nation/C' )
# note that the branches Division and Nation cannot be on the first branch
fname = os.path.join(str(ROOT.gROOT.GetTutorialDir()), 'tree', 'cernstaff.dat')
for line in open(fname).readlines():
t = list(filter( lambda x: x, re.split( '\s+', line ) ) )
staff.Category = int(t[0]) # assign as integers
staff.Flag = int(t[1])
staff.Age = int(t[2])
staff.Service = int(t[3])
staff.Children = int(t[4])
staff.Grade = int(t[5])
staff.Step = int(t[6])
staff.Hrweek = int(t[7])
staff.Cost = int(t[8])
staff.Division = t[9] # assign as strings
staff.Nation = t[10]
#### run fill function if invoked on CLI
if __name__ == '__main__':
A ROOT file is an on-disk file, usually with extension .root, that stores objects in a file-system-li...
Definition TFile.h:53
A TTree represents a columnar dataset.
Definition TTree.h:79
Definition staff.py:1
Wim Lavrijsen

Definition in file staff.py.