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View in nbviewer Open in SWAN This tutorial illustrates the conversion of STL vectors and TVec to numpy arrays without copying the data.

The memory-adoption is achieved by the dictionary array_interface, which is added dynamically to the Python objects by PyROOT.

import ROOT
from sys import exit
import numpy as np
# Create a vector ROOT object and assign values
# Note that this works as well with a TVec
vec = ROOT.std.vector("float")(2)
vec[0] = 1
vec[1] = 2
print("Content of the ROOT vector object: {}".format([x for x in vec]))
# Interface ROOT vector with a numpy array
array = np.asarray(vec)
print("Content of the associated numpy array: {}".format([x for x in array]))
# The numpy array adopts the memory of the vector without copying the content.
# Note that the first entry of the numpy array changes when assigning a new
# value to the first entry of the ROOT vector.
vec[0] = 42
"Content of the numpy array after changing the first entry of the ROOT vector: {}".
format([x for x in array]))
# Use numpy features on data of ROOT objects
print("Mean of the numpy array entries: {}".format(np.mean(array)))
April 2018
Stefan Wunsch

Definition in file pyroot001_arrayInterface.py.