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class TPython

                          Python interpreter access

 The TPython class allows for access to python objects from CINT. The current
 functionality is only basic: ROOT objects and builtin types can freely cross
 the boundary between the two interpreters, python objects can be instantiated
 and their methods can be called. All other cross-coding is based on strings
 that are run on the python interpreter.


  $ cat
  print 'creating class MyPyClass ... '

  class MyPyClass:
     def __init__( self ):
        print 'in MyPyClass.__init__'

     def gime( self, what ):
        return what

  $ root -l
  // Execute a string of python code.
  root [0] TPython::Exec( "print \'Hello World!\'" );
  Hello World!

  // Create a TBrowser on the python side, and transfer it back and forth.
  // Note the required explicit (void*) cast!
  root [1] TBrowser* b = (void*)TPython::Eval( "ROOT.TBrowser()" );
  root [2] TPython::Bind( b, "b" );
  root [3] b == (void*) TPython::Eval( "b" )

  // Builtin variables can cross-over by using implicit casts.
  root [4] int i = TPython::Eval( "1 + 1" );
  root [5] i

  // Load a python module with a class definition, and use it. Casts are
  // necessary as the type information can not be otherwise derived.
  root [6] TPython::LoadMacro( "" );
  creating class MyPyClass ...
  root [7] MyPyClass m;
  in MyPyClass.__init__
  root [8] std::string s = (char*)m.gime( "aap" );
  root [9] s
  (class TString)"aap"

 It is possible to switch between interpreters by calling "TPython::Prompt()"
 on the CINT side, while returning with ^D (EOF). State is preserved between
 successive switches.

 The API part provides (direct) C++ access to the bindings functionality of
 PyROOT. It allows verifying that you deal with a PyROOT python object in the
 first place (ObjectProxy_Check for ObjectProxy and any derived types, as well
 as ObjectProxy_CheckExact for ObjectProxy's only); and it allows conversions
 of void* to an ObjectProxy and vice versa.

Function Members (Methods)

TPython(const TPython&)
static Bool_tBind(TObject* object, const char* label)
static TClass*Class()
static const TPyReturnEval(const char* expr)
static Bool_tExec(const char* cmd)
static voidExecScript(const char* name, int argc = 0, const char** argv = 0)
virtual TClass*IsA() const
static voidLoadMacro(const char* name)
static void*ObjectProxy_AsVoidPtr(PyObject* pyobject)
static Bool_tObjectProxy_Check(PyObject* pyobject)
static Bool_tObjectProxy_CheckExact(PyObject* pyobject)
static PyObject*ObjectProxy_FromVoidPtr(void* addr, const char* classname)
TPython&operator=(const TPython&)
static voidPrompt()
virtual voidShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp)
virtual voidStreamer(TBuffer& b)
voidStreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b)
static Bool_tInitialize()

Class Charts

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Function documentation

Bool_t Initialize()
 Private initialization method: setup the python interpreter and load the
 ROOT module.
void LoadMacro(const char* name)
 Execute the give python script as if it were a macro (effectively an
 execfile in __main__), and create CINT equivalents for any newly available
 python classes.
void ExecScript(const char* name, int argc = 0, const char** argv = 0)
 Execute a python stand-alone script, with argv CLI arguments.

 example of use:
    const char* argv[] = { "1", "2", "3" };
    TPython::ExecScript( "", sizeof(argv)/sizeof(argv[0]), argv );
Bool_t Exec(const char* cmd)
 Execute a python statement (e.g. "import ROOT").
const TPyReturn Eval(const char* expr)
 Evaluate a python expression (e.g. "ROOT.TBrowser()").

 Caution: do not hold on to the return value: either store it in a builtin
 type (implicit casting will work), or in a pointer to a ROOT object (explicit
 casting to a void* is required).
Bool_t Bind(TObject* object, const char* label)
 Bind a ROOT object with, at the python side, the name "label".
void Prompt()
 Enter an interactive python session (exit with ^D). State is preserved
 between successive calls.
Bool_t ObjectProxy_Check(PyObject* pyobject)
 Test whether the type of the given pyobject is of ObjectProxy type or any
 derived type.
Bool_t ObjectProxy_CheckExact(PyObject* pyobject)
 Test whether the type of the given pyobject is ObjectProxy type.
void* ObjectProxy_AsVoidPtr(PyObject* pyobject)
 Extract the object pointer held by the ObjectProxy pyobject.
PyObject* ObjectProxy_FromVoidPtr(void* addr, const char* classname)
 Bind the addr to a python object of class defined by classname.
virtual ~TPython()
{ }