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class TMVA::MethodBase: public TMVA::IMethod, public TMVA::Configurable

Virtual base Class for all MVA method MethodBase hosts several specific evaluation methods. The kind of MVA that provides optimal performance in an analysis strongly depends on the particular application. The evaluation factory provides a number of numerical benchmark results to directly assess the performance of the MVA training on the independent test sample. These are: The MVA standard output also prints the linear correlation coefficients between signal and background, which can be useful to eliminate variables that exhibit too strong correlations.

Function Members (Methods)

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voidTObject::AbstractMethod(const char* method) const
voidTMVA::Configurable::AddOptionsXMLTo(void* parent) const
voidAddOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type, TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType analysisType)
virtual voidTObject::AppendPad(Option_t* option = "")
TDirectory*BaseDir() const
virtual voidTObject::Browse(TBrowser* b)
voidTMVA::Configurable::CheckForUnusedOptions() const
virtual voidCheckSetup()
static TClass*Class()
virtual const char*TObject::ClassName() const
virtual voidTObject::Clear(Option_t* = "")
virtual TObject*TObject::Clone(const char* newname = "") const
virtual Int_tTObject::Compare(const TObject* obj) const
TMVA::ConfigurableTMVA::Configurable::Configurable(const TString& theOption = "")
virtual voidTObject::Copy(TObject& object) const
virtual const TMVA::Ranking*CreateRanking()
TMVA::DataSet*Data() const
TMVA::DataSetInfo&DataInfo() const
virtual voidDeclareCompatibilityOptions()
virtual voidDeclareOptions()
virtual voidTObject::Delete(Option_t* option = "")MENU
voidDisableWriting(Bool_t setter)
virtual Int_tTObject::DistancetoPrimitive(Int_t px, Int_t py)
Bool_tDoRegression() const
virtual voidTObject::Draw(Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidTObject::DrawClass() constMENU
virtual TObject*TObject::DrawClone(Option_t* option = "") constMENU
virtual voidTObject::Dump() constMENU
virtual voidTObject::Error(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual voidTObject::Execute(const char* method, const char* params, Int_t* error = 0)
virtual voidTObject::Execute(TMethod* method, TObjArray* params, Int_t* error = 0)
virtual voidTObject::ExecuteEvent(Int_t event, Int_t px, Int_t py)
virtual voidTObject::Fatal(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual TObject*TObject::FindObject(const char* name) const
virtual TObject*TObject::FindObject(const TObject* obj) const
TMVA::Types::EAnalysisTypeGetAnalysisType() const
const char*TMVA::Configurable::GetConfigDescription() const
const char*TMVA::Configurable::GetConfigName() const
virtual Option_t*TObject::GetDrawOption() const
static Long_tTObject::GetDtorOnly()
virtual Double_tGetEfficiency(const TString&, TMVA::Types::ETreeType, Double_t& err)
const TMVA::Event*GetEvent() const
const TMVA::Event*GetEvent(const TMVA::Event* ev) const
const TMVA::Event*GetEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
const TMVA::Event*GetEvent(Long64_t ievt, TMVA::Types::ETreeType type) const
const vector<TMVA::Event*>&GetEventCollection(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
virtual const char*TObject::GetIconName() const
const TString&GetInputLabel(Int_t i) const
const TString&GetInputTitle(Int_t i) const
const TString&GetInputVar(Int_t i) const
const TString&GetJobName() const
virtual Double_tGetMaximumSignificance(Double_t SignalEvents, Double_t BackgroundEvents, Double_t& optimal_significance_value) const
Double_tGetMean(Int_t ivar) const
const TString&GetMethodName() const
TMVA::Types::EMVAGetMethodType() const
TStringGetMethodTypeName() const
virtual Double_tGetMvaValue(Double_t* err = 0)
Double_tGetMvaValue(const TMVA::Event *const ev, Double_t* err = 0)
virtual const char*GetName() const
UInt_tGetNEvents() const
UInt_tGetNTargets() const
UInt_tGetNvar() const
UInt_tGetNVariables() const
virtual char*TObject::GetObjectInfo(Int_t px, Int_t py) const
static Bool_tTObject::GetObjectStat()
virtual Option_t*TObject::GetOption() const
const TString&TMVA::Configurable::GetOptions() const
virtual Double_tGetProba(Double_t mvaVal, Double_t ap_sig)
const TStringGetProbaName() const
virtual Double_tGetRarity(Double_t mvaVal, TMVA::Types::ESBType reftype = Types::kBackground) const
virtual const vector<Float_t>&GetRegressionValues()
Double_tGetRMS(Int_t ivar) const
virtual Double_tGetROCIntegral(TMVA::PDF* pdfS = 0, TMVA::PDF* pdfB = 0) const
virtual Double_tGetSeparation(TH1*, TH1*) const
virtual Double_tGetSeparation(TMVA::PDF* pdfS = 0, TMVA::PDF* pdfB = 0) const
Double_tGetSignalReferenceCut() const
virtual Double_tGetSignificance() const
const TMVA::Event*GetTestingEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
Double_tGetTestTime() const
const TString&GetTestvarName() const
virtual const char*TObject::GetTitle() const
virtual Double_tGetTrainingEfficiency(const TString&)
const TMVA::Event*GetTrainingEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
UInt_tGetTrainingROOTVersionCode() const
TStringGetTrainingROOTVersionString() const
UInt_tGetTrainingTMVAVersionCode() const
TStringGetTrainingTMVAVersionString() const
Double_tGetTrainTime() const
const TMVA::TransformationHandler&GetTransformationHandler() const
virtual UInt_tTObject::GetUniqueID() const
TStringGetWeightFileName() const
Double_tGetXmax(Int_t ivar) const
Double_tGetXmin(Int_t ivar) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::HandleTimer(TTimer* timer)
virtual Bool_tHasAnalysisType(TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType type, UInt_t numberClasses, UInt_t numberTargets)
virtual ULong_tTObject::Hash() const
Bool_tHasMVAPdfs() const
virtual voidTObject::Info(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::InheritsFrom(const char* classname) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::InheritsFrom(const TClass* cl) const
virtual voidInit()
virtual voidTObject::Inspect() constMENU
voidTObject::InvertBit(UInt_t f)
virtual TClass*IsA() const
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsEqual(const TObject* obj) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsFolder() const
Bool_tTObject::IsOnHeap() const
virtual Bool_tIsSignalLike()
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsSortable() const
Bool_tTObject::IsZombie() const
virtual voidTObject::ls(Option_t* option = "") const
virtual voidMakeClass(const TString& classFileName = TString("")) const
voidTObject::MayNotUse(const char* method) const
TDirectory*MethodBaseDir() const
virtual Bool_tMonitorBoost(TMVA::MethodBoost*)
virtual Bool_tTObject::Notify()
static voidTObject::operator delete(void* ptr)
static voidTObject::operator delete(void* ptr, void* vp)
static voidTObject::operator delete[](void* ptr)
static voidTObject::operator delete[](void* ptr, void* vp)
void*TObject::operator new(size_t sz)
void*TObject::operator new(size_t sz, void* vp)
void*TObject::operator new[](size_t sz)
void*TObject::operator new[](size_t sz, void* vp)
TMVA::IMethod&TMVA::IMethod::operator=(const TMVA::IMethod&)
virtual voidTObject::Paint(Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidTMVA::Configurable::ParseOptions()
virtual voidTObject::Pop()
virtual voidTObject::Print(Option_t* option = "") const
virtual voidPrintHelpMessage() const
voidTMVA::Configurable::PrintOptions() const
virtual voidProcessOptions()
virtual Int_tTObject::Read(const char* name)
voidTMVA::Configurable::ReadOptionsFromStream(istream& istr)
voidTMVA::Configurable::ReadOptionsFromXML(void* node)
virtual voidTObject::RecursiveRemove(TObject* obj)
voidTObject::ResetBit(UInt_t f)
virtual voidTObject::SaveAs(const char* filename = "", Option_t* option = "") constMENU
virtual voidTObject::SavePrimitive(basic_ostream<char,char_traits<char> >& out, Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidSetAnalysisType(TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType type)
voidSetBaseDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
voidTObject::SetBit(UInt_t f)
voidTObject::SetBit(UInt_t f, Bool_t set)
voidTMVA::Configurable::SetConfigDescription(const char* d)
voidTMVA::Configurable::SetConfigName(const char* n)
virtual voidSetCurrentEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
virtual voidTObject::SetDrawOption(Option_t* option = "")MENU
static voidTObject::SetDtorOnly(void* obj)
voidSetMethodBaseDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
voidSetMethodDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
voidTMVA::Configurable::SetMsgType(TMVA::EMsgType t)
static voidTObject::SetObjectStat(Bool_t stat)
voidTMVA::Configurable::SetOptions(const TString& s)
voidSetSignalReferenceCut(Double_t cut)
voidSetTestTime(Double_t testTime)
voidSetTestvarName(const TString& v = "")
voidSetTrainTime(Double_t trainTime)
virtual voidTObject::SetUniqueID(UInt_t uid)
virtual voidShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp, char* parent)
virtual voidStreamer(TBuffer& b)
voidStreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b)
virtual voidTObject::SysError(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
Bool_tTObject::TestBit(UInt_t f) const
Int_tTObject::TestBits(UInt_t f) const
virtual voidTestClassification()
virtual voidTestRegression(Double_t& bias, Double_t& biasT, Double_t& dev, Double_t& devT, Double_t& rms, Double_t& rmsT, Double_t& mInf, Double_t& mInfT, Double_t& corr, TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
virtual voidTrain()
virtual voidTObject::UseCurrentStyle()
virtual voidTObject::Warning(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual Int_tTObject::Write(const char* name = 0, Int_t option = 0, Int_t bufsize = 0)
virtual Int_tTObject::Write(const char* name = 0, Int_t option = 0, Int_t bufsize = 0) const
virtual voidWriteEvaluationHistosToFile(TMVA::Types::ETreeType treetype)
virtual voidWriteMonitoringHistosToFile() const
voidTMVA::Configurable::WriteOptionsToStream(ostream& o, const TString& prefix) const
voidWriteStateToFile() const
virtual voidAddWeightsXMLTo(void* parent) const
virtual voidTObject::DoError(int level, const char* location, const char* fmt, va_list va) const
voidTMVA::Configurable::EnableLooseOptions(Bool_t b = kTRUE)
virtual voidTMVA::IMethod::GetHelpMessage() const
const TString&GetInternalVarName(Int_t ivar) const
const TString&GetOriginalVarName(Int_t ivar) const
const TString&TMVA::Configurable::GetReferenceFile() const
static TMVA::MethodBase*GetThisBase()
Float_tGetTWeight(const TMVA::Event* ev) const
const TString&GetWeightFileDir() const
Bool_tHasTrainingTree() const
Bool_tHelp() const
Bool_tIgnoreEventsWithNegWeightsInTraining() const
Bool_tIsConstructedFromWeightFile() const
Bool_tIsNormalised() const
TMVA::MsgLogger&TMVA::Configurable::Log() const
Bool_tTMVA::Configurable::LooseOptionCheckingEnabled() const
virtual voidMakeClassSpecific(ostream&, const TString& = "") const
virtual voidMakeClassSpecificHeader(ostream&, const TString& = "") const
virtual voidReadWeightsFromStream(istream&)
virtual voidReadWeightsFromStream(TFile&)
virtual voidReadWeightsFromXML(void* wghtnode)
voidSetNormalised(Bool_t norm)
voidSetWeightFileDir(TString fileDir)
voidStatistics(TMVA::Types::ETreeType treeType, const TString& theVarName, Double_t&, Double_t&, Double_t&, Double_t&, Double_t&, Double_t&)
Bool_tTxtWeightsOnly() const
Bool_tVerbose() const
virtual voidAddClassifierOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
virtual voidAddClassifierOutputProb(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
voidAddInfoItem(void* gi, const TString& name, const TString& value) const
virtual voidAddRegressionOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
voidAddSpectatorsXMLTo(void* parent) const
voidAddTargetsXMLTo(void* parent) const
voidAddVarsXMLTo(void* parent) const
voidCreateVariableTransforms(const TString& trafoDefinition)
TMVA::MethodBase::ECutOrientationGetCutOrientation() const
Bool_tGetLine(istream& fin, char* buf)
static Double_tIGetEffForRoot(Double_t)
voidReadSpectatorsFromXML(void* specnode)
voidReadStateFromStream(istream& tf)
voidReadStateFromStream(TFile& rf)
voidReadStateFromXML(void* parent)
voidReadTargetsFromXML(void* tarnode)
voidReadVariablesFromXML(void* varnode)
voidReadVarsFromStream(istream& istr)
voidWriteStateToStream(ostream& tf) const
voidWriteStateToXML(void* parent) const
voidWriteVarsToStream(ostream& tf, const TString& prefix = "") const

Data Members

enum EWeightFileType { kROOT
enum ECutOrientation { kNegative
enum TObject::EStatusBits { kCanDelete
enum TObject::[unnamed] { kIsOnHeap
Bool_tfSetupCompletedis method setup
const TMVA::Event*fTmpEvent! temporary event when testing on a different DataSet than the own one
TMVA::Types::EAnalysisTypefAnalysisTypemethod-mode : true --> regression, false --> classification
UInt_tfBackgroundClassindex of the Background-class
vector<TString>*fInputVarsvector of input variables used in MVA
Int_tfNbinsnumber of bins in representative histograms
Int_tfNbinsHnumber of bins in evaluation histograms
TMVA::Ranking*fRankingpointer to ranking object (created by derived classifiers)
vector<Float_t>*fRegressionReturnValholds the return-value for the regression
UInt_tfSignalClassindex of the Signal-class
TDirectory*fBaseDirbase directory for the instance, needed to know where to jump back from localDir
Bool_tfConstructedFromWeightFileis it obtained from weight file?
TMVA::MethodBase::ECutOrientationfCutOrientation+1 if Sig>Bkg, -1 otherwise
TMVA::DataSetInfo&fDataSetInfo! the data set information (sometimes needed)
TMVA::PDF*fDefaultPDFdefault PDF definitions
Bool_tfDisableWriting! set to true in order to suppress writing to XML
TH1*fEffSefficiency histogram for rootfinder
vector<const std::vector<TMVA::Event*>*>fEventCollectionsif the method needs the complete event-collection, the transformed event coll. ist stored here.
TStringfFileDirunix sub-directory for weight files (default: "weights")
Bool_tfHasMVAPdfsMVA Pdfs are created for this classifier
Bool_tfHelphelp flag
Bool_tfIgnoreNegWeightsInTrainingIf true, events with negative weights are not used in training
TStringfJobNamename of job -> user defined, appears in weight files
TMVA::PDF*fMVAPdfBbackground MVA PDF
Double_tfMeanBmean (background)
Double_tfMeanSmean (signal)
TDirectory*fMethodBaseDirbase directory for the method
TStringfMethodNamename of the method (set in derived class)
TMVA::Types::EMVAfMethodTypetype of method (set in derived class)
Int_tfNbinsMVAPdfnumber of bins used in histogram that creates PDF
Bool_tfNormalisenormalise input variables
Int_tfNsmoothMVAPdfnumber of times a histogram is smoothed before creating the PDF
TStringfParentDirmethod parent name, like booster name
UInt_tfROOTTrainingVersionROOT version used for training
Double_tfRmsBRMS (background)
Double_tfRmsSRMS (signal)
Double_tfSignalReferenceCutminimum requirement on the MVA output to declare an event signal-like
TMVA::PDF*fSplBPDFs of MVA distribution (background)
TMVA::TSpline1*fSplRefBhelper splines for RootFinder (background)
TMVA::TSpline1*fSplRefShelper splines for RootFinder (signal)
TMVA::PDF*fSplSPDFs of MVA distribution (signal)
TMVA::PDF*fSplTrainBPDFs of training MVA distribution (background)
TSpline*fSplTrainEffBvsSsplines for training signal eff. versus background eff.
TMVA::TSpline1*fSplTrainRefBhelper splines for RootFinder (background)
TMVA::TSpline1*fSplTrainRefShelper splines for RootFinder (signal)
TMVA::PDF*fSplTrainSPDFs of training MVA distribution (signal)
TSpline*fSpleffBvsSsplines for signal eff. versus background eff.
UInt_tfTMVATrainingVersionTMVA version used for training
Double_tfTestTimefor timing measurements
TStringfTestvarvariable used in evaluation, etc (mostly the MVA)
Double_tfTrainTimefor timing measurements
TMVA::TransformationHandlerfTransformationthe list of transformations
Bool_tfTxtWeightsOnlyif TRUE, write weights only to text files
Bool_tfUseDecorrsynonymous for decorrelation
TStringfVarTransformStringlabels variable transform method
TMVA::Types::ESBTypefVariableTransformTypethis is the event type (sig or bgd) assumed for variable transform
TStringfVariableTransformTypeStringlabels variable transform type
Bool_tfVerboseverbose flag
TMVA::EMsgTypefVerbosityLevelverbosity level
TStringfVerbosityLevelStringverbosity level (user input string)
TStringfWeightFileweight file name
Double_tfXmaxmaximum (signal and background)
Double_tfXminminimum (signal and background)
static TMVA::MethodBase*fgThisBasethis pointer

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Function documentation

~MethodBase( void )
void SetupMethod()
 setup of methods
void ProcessSetup()
 process all options
 the "CheckForUnusedOptions" is done in an independent call, since it may be overridden by derived class
 (sometimes, eg, fitters are used which can only be implemented during training phase)
void CheckSetup()
 check may be overridden by derived class
 (sometimes, eg, fitters are used which can only be implemented during training phase)
void InitBase()
 default initialization called by all constructors
void DeclareBaseOptions()
 define the options (their key words) that can be set in the option string
 here the options valid for ALL MVA methods are declared.
 know options: VariableTransform=None,Decorrelated,PCA  to use transformed variables
                                                        instead of the original ones
               VariableTransformType=Signal,Background  which decorrelation matrix to use
                                                        in the method. Only the Likelihood
                                                        Method can make proper use of independent
                                                        transformations of signal and background
               fNbinsMVAPdf   = 50 Number of bins used to create a PDF of MVA
               fNsmoothMVAPdf =  2 Number of times a histogram is smoothed before creating the PDF
               fHasMVAPdfs         create PDFs for the MVA outputs
               V                   for Verbose output (!V) for non verbos
               H                   for Help message
void ProcessBaseOptions()
 the option string is decoded, for availabel options see "DeclareOptions"
void CreateVariableTransforms(const TString& trafoDefinition)
void DeclareCompatibilityOptions()
void TrainMethod()
void AddRegressionOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
 prepare tree branch with the method's discriminating variable
Double_t GetMvaValue(const TMVA::Event *const ev, Double_t* err = 0)
void AddClassifierOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
 prepare tree branch with the method's discriminating variable
void AddClassifierOutputProb(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
 prepare tree branch with the method's discriminating variable
void TestRegression(Double_t& bias, Double_t& biasT, Double_t& dev, Double_t& devT, Double_t& rms, Double_t& rmsT, Double_t& mInf, Double_t& mInfT, Double_t& corr, TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
 calculate <sum-of-deviation-squared> of regression output versus "true" value from test sample

   bias = average deviation
   dev  = average absolute deviation
   rms  = rms of deviation

void TestClassification()
void WriteStateToStream(ostream& tf) const
 general method used in writing the header of the weight files where
 the used variables, variable transformation type etc. is specified
void AddInfoItem(void* gi, const TString& name, const TString& value) const
 xml writing
void AddOutput(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type, TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType analysisType)
void WriteStateToXML(void* parent) const
 general method used in writing the header of the weight files where
 the used variables, variable transformation type etc. is specified
void ReadStateFromStream( TFile& rf )
 write reference MVA distributions (and other information)
 to a ROOT type weight file
void WriteStateToFile() const
 write options and weights to file
 note that each one text file for the main configuration information
 and one ROOT file for ROOT objects are created
void ReadStateFromFile()
 Function to write options and weights to file
void ReadStateFromXML(void* parent)
void ReadStateFromStream( std::istream& fin )
 read the header from the weight files of the different MVA methods
void WriteVarsToStream(ostream& tf, const TString& prefix = "") const
 write the list of variables (name, min, max) for a given data
 transformation method to the stream
void ReadVarsFromStream(istream& istr)
 Read the variables (name, min, max) for a given data
 transformation method from the stream. In the stream we only
 expect the limits which will be set
void AddVarsXMLTo(void* parent) const
 write variable info to XML
void AddSpectatorsXMLTo(void* parent) const
 write spectator info to XML
void AddTargetsXMLTo(void* parent) const
 write target info to XML
void ReadVariablesFromXML(void* varnode)
 read variable info from XML
void ReadSpectatorsFromXML(void* specnode)
 read spectator info from XML
void ReadTargetsFromXML(void* tarnode)
 read target info from XML
TDirectory* BaseDir() const
 returns the ROOT directory where info/histograms etc of the
 corresponding MVA method instance are stored
TDirectory* MethodBaseDir() const
 returns the ROOT directory where all instances of the
 corresponding MVA method are stored
void SetWeightFileDir(TString fileDir)
 set directory of weight file
void SetWeightFileName(TString )
 set the weight file name (depreciated)
TString GetWeightFileName() const
 retrieve weight file name
void WriteEvaluationHistosToFile(TMVA::Types::ETreeType treetype)
 writes all MVA evaluation histograms to file
void WriteMonitoringHistosToFile( void )
 write special monitoring histograms to file
 dummy implementation here -----------------
Bool_t GetLine(istream& fin, char* buf)
 reads one line from the input stream
 checks for certain keywords and interprets
 the line if keywords are found
void CreateMVAPdfs()
 Create PDFs of the MVA output variables
Double_t GetProba(Double_t mvaVal, Double_t ap_sig)
 compute likelihood ratio
Double_t GetRarity(Double_t mvaVal, TMVA::Types::ESBType reftype = Types::kBackground) const
 compute rarity:
 R(x) = Integrate_[-oo..x] { PDF(x') dx' }
 where PDF(x) is the PDF of the classifier's signal or background distribution
Double_t GetEfficiency(const TString& , TMVA::Types::ETreeType , Double_t& err)
 fill background efficiency (resp. rejection) versus signal efficiency plots
 returns signal efficiency at background efficiency indicated in theString
Double_t GetTrainingEfficiency(const TString& )
Double_t GetSignificance( void )
 compute significance of mean difference
 significance = |<S> - <B>|/Sqrt(RMS_S2 + RMS_B2)
Double_t GetSeparation( TH1* histoS, TH1* histoB )
 compute "separation" defined as
 <s2> = (1/2) Int_-oo..+oo { (S(x) - B(x))^2/(S(x) + B(x)) dx }
Double_t GetSeparation( PDF* pdfS, PDF* pdfB )
 compute "separation" defined as
 <s2> = (1/2) Int_-oo..+oo { (S(x)2 - B(x)2)/(S(x) + B(x)) dx }
Double_t GetROCIntegral(TMVA::PDF* pdfS = 0, TMVA::PDF* pdfB = 0) const
 calculate the area (integral) under the ROC curve as a
 overall quality measure of the classification
Double_t GetMaximumSignificance(Double_t SignalEvents, Double_t BackgroundEvents, Double_t& optimal_significance_value) const
 plot significance, S/Sqrt(S^2 + B^2), curve for given number
 of signal and background events; returns cut for maximum significance
 also returned via reference is the maximum significance
void Statistics(TMVA::Types::ETreeType treeType, const TString& theVarName, Double_t& , Double_t& , Double_t& , Double_t& , Double_t& , Double_t& )
 calculates rms,mean, xmin, xmax of the event variable
 this can be either done for the variables as they are or for
 normalised variables (in the range of 0-1) if "norm" is set to kTRUE
void MakeClass(const TString& classFileName = TString("")) const
 create reader class for method (classification only at present)
void PrintHelpMessage() const
 prints out method-specific help method
Double_t IGetEffForRoot(Double_t )
 interface for RootFinder
Double_t GetEffForRoot(Double_t )
 returns efficiency as function of cut
const std::vector<TMVA::Event*>& GetEventCollection(TMVA::Types::ETreeType type)
TString GetTrainingTMVAVersionString() const
 calculates the TMVA version string from the training version code on the fly
TString GetTrainingROOTVersionString() const
 calculates the ROOT version string from the training version code on the fly
const TMVA::Event* GetEvent( const TMVA::Event* ev )
const TMVA::Event* GetEvent() const
const TMVA::Event* GetEvent( Long64_t ievt )
const TMVA::Event* GetEvent(Long64_t ievt, TMVA::Types::ETreeType type) const
const TMVA::Event* GetTrainingEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
const TMVA::Event* GetTestingEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
void Train()
void SetTrainTime(Double_t trainTime)
 store and retrieve time used for training
{ fTrainTime = trainTime; }
Double_t GetTrainTime() const
{ return fTrainTime; }
void SetTestTime(Double_t testTime)
 store and retrieve time used for testing
{ fTestTime = testTime; }
Double_t GetTestTime() const
{ return fTestTime; }
Double_t GetMvaValue(Double_t* err = 0)
 classifier response - some methods may return a per-event error estimate (unless: *err = -1)
void Init()
 options treatment
void DeclareOptions()
void ProcessOptions()
const std::vector<Float_t>& GetRegressionValues()
 regression response
const Ranking* CreateRanking()
 create ranking
Bool_t MonitorBoost(TMVA::MethodBoost* )
 perfrom extra actions during the boosting at different stages
{return kFALSE;}
void AddWeightsXMLTo(void* parent) const
 the actual "weights"
void ReadWeightsFromXML(void* wghtnode)
void ReadWeightsFromStream( std::istream& )
void ReadWeightsFromStream( TFile& )
const TString& GetJobName() const
 ---------- public accessors -----------------------------------------------
 classifier naming (a lot of names ... aren't they ;-)
{ return fJobName; }
const TString& GetMethodName() const
{ return fMethodName; }
TString GetMethodTypeName() const
{ return Types::Instance().GetMethodName(fMethodType); }
Types::EMVA GetMethodType() const
{ return fMethodType; }
const char* GetName() const
{ return fMethodName.Data(); }
const TString& GetTestvarName() const
{ return fTestvar; }
const TString GetProbaName() const
{ return fTestvar + "_Proba"; }
Bool_t HasAnalysisType(TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType type, UInt_t numberClasses, UInt_t numberTargets)
void SetTestvarName(const TString& v = "")
 build classifier name in Test tree
 MVA prefix (e.g., "TMVA_")
{ fTestvar = (v=="") ? ("MVA_" + GetMethodName()) : v; }
UInt_t GetNvar() const
 number of input variable used by classifier
{ return DataInfo().GetNVariables(); }
UInt_t GetNVariables() const
{ return DataInfo().GetNVariables(); }
UInt_t GetNTargets() const
{ return DataInfo().GetNTargets(); }
const TString& GetInputVar(Int_t i) const
 internal names and expressions of input variables
{ return DataInfo().GetVariableInfo(i).GetInternalName(); }
const TString& GetInputLabel(Int_t i) const
{ return DataInfo().GetVariableInfo(i).GetLabel(); }
const TString& GetInputTitle(Int_t i) const
{ return DataInfo().GetVariableInfo(i).GetTitle(); }
Double_t GetMean(Int_t ivar) const
 normalisation and limit accessors
{ return GetTransformationHandler().GetMean(ivar); }
Double_t GetRMS(Int_t ivar) const
{ return GetTransformationHandler().GetRMS(ivar); }
Double_t GetXmin(Int_t ivar) const
{ return GetTransformationHandler().GetMin(ivar); }
Double_t GetXmax(Int_t ivar) const
{ return GetTransformationHandler().GetMax(ivar); }
Double_t GetSignalReferenceCut() const
 sets the minimum requirement on the MVA output to declare an event signal-like
void SetSignalReferenceCut(Double_t cut)
 sets the minimum requirement on the MVA output to declare an event signal-like
void SetMethodDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
{ fBaseDir = fMethodBaseDir = methodDir; }
void SetBaseDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
{ fBaseDir = methodDir; }
void SetMethodBaseDir(TDirectory* methodDir)
{ fMethodBaseDir = methodDir; }
UInt_t GetTrainingTMVAVersionCode() const
 the TMVA version can be obtained and checked using
    if (GetTrainingTMVAVersionCode()>TMVA_VERSION(3,7,2)) {...}
    if (GetTrainingROOTVersionCode()>ROOT_VERSION(5,15,5)) {...}
UInt_t GetTrainingROOTVersionCode() const
TransformationHandler& GetTransformationHandler()
{ return fTransformation; }
const TransformationHandler& GetTransformationHandler()
{ return fTransformation; }
DataSetInfo& DataInfo() const
 ---------- event accessors ------------------------------------------------
 returns reference to data set
{ return fDataSetInfo; }
UInt_t GetNEvents() const
 event reference and update
{ return Data()->GetNEvents(); }
Bool_t IsSignalLike()
 ---------- public auxiliary methods ---------------------------------------
 this method is used to decide whether an event is signal- or background-like
 the reference cut "xC" is taken to be where
 Int_[-oo,xC] { PDF_S(x) dx } = Int_[xC,+oo] { PDF_B(x) dx }
Bool_t HasMVAPdfs() const
{ return fHasMVAPdfs; }
void SetAnalysisType(TMVA::Types::EAnalysisType type)
{ fAnalysisType = type; }
Types::EAnalysisType GetAnalysisType() const
{ return fAnalysisType; }
Bool_t DoRegression() const
{ return fAnalysisType == Types::kRegression; }
void DisableWriting(Bool_t setter)
 setter method for suppressing writing to XML and writing of standalone classes
{ fDisableWriting = setter; }
const TString& GetWeightFileDir() const
{ return fFileDir; }
Bool_t IsNormalised() const
 are input variables normalised ?
{ return fNormalise; }
void SetNormalised(Bool_t norm)
{ fNormalise = norm; }
Bool_t Verbose() const
 set number of input variables (only used by MethodCuts, could perhaps be removed)
      void SetNvar( Int_t n ) { fNvar = n; }
 verbose and help flags
{ return fVerbose; }
Bool_t Help() const
{ return fHelp; }
const TString& GetInternalVarName(Int_t ivar) const
 ---------- protected event and tree accessors -----------------------------
 names of input variables (if the original names are expressions, they are
 transformed into regexps)
{ return (*fInputVars)[ivar]; }
const TString& GetOriginalVarName(Int_t ivar) const
{ return DataInfo().GetVariableInfo(ivar).GetExpression(); }
Bool_t HasTrainingTree() const
{ return Data()->GetNTrainingEvents() != 0; }
void MakeClassSpecific(ostream& , const TString& = "") const
 ---------- protected auxiliary methods ------------------------------------
 make ROOT-independent C++ class for classifier response (classifier-specific implementation)
void MakeClassSpecificHeader(ostream& , const TString& = "") const
 header and auxiliary classes
MethodBase* GetThisBase()
 static pointer to this object - required for ROOT finder (to be solved differently)
{ return fgThisBase; }
Bool_t TxtWeightsOnly() const
 if TRUE, write weights only to text files
{ return kTRUE; }
Float_t GetTWeight(const TMVA::Event* ev) const
 access to event information that needs method-specific information
Bool_t IsConstructedFromWeightFile() const
void SetCurrentEvent(Long64_t ievt) const
Data() const
ECutOrientation GetCutOrientation() const
{ return fCutOrientation; }
void ResetThisBase()
 ---------- private acccessors ---------------------------------------------
 reset required for RootFinder
{ fgThisBase = this; }
Bool_t IgnoreEventsWithNegWeightsInTraining() const