[ROOT] R-Quant for a newbie in ROOT

From: Molins, Jordi (Jordi.Molins@drkw.com)
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 10:09:15 MET


I am an ignorant trying to start with ROOT. I am a physicist working in
finance, and I am trying to develop a trading system. Since I need a system
being able to cope with huge amounts of data, with charting capabilities and
a good deal of robustness, I have taken a look at ROOT. BTW, I have seen
that there used to be something called R-Quant in the past. Does it continue
to be part of ROOT?

Is there some kind of manual ROOT for dummies? there is some documentation
is the official ROOT web page, but I would need something more simpler, if
possible ... 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-roottalk@pcroot.cern.ch
> [mailto:owner-roottalk@pcroot.cern.ch]On Behalf Of cstrato
> Sent: 29 February 2004 20:06
> To: Brett Viren
> Cc: roottalk@pcroot.cern.ch
> Subject: Re: [ROOT] Re: PyROOT
> Dear Brett
> Could you tell me what you mean with "pseudo-C++"?
> The great thing about ROOT/CINT is that you can write simple
> and complex macros in (almost) full C++, and if you follow
> the C++ standard, you can even compile them on the fly :-))
> Compiling with ACLiC gives you the full speed of C++.
> Personally, I do not need Python, Java or any other
> scripting language, but prefer to write my macros in C++.
> I create all my code as C++ macros first, sometimes more
> than 10,000 LOC, and check my code with ACLiC. Why should
> I use a scripting language which will not be able to
> give me the execution speed that I need.
> Nevertheless, I agree that for people used to do their
> scripting in Python PyROOT would be a great addition.
> Best regards
> Christian
> _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._
> C.h.i.s.t.i.a.n S.t.r.a.t.o.w.a
> V.i.e.n.n.a       A.u.s.t.r.i.a
> _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._
> Brett Viren wrote:
> > Hi Rene,
> > 
> > Personally, I would much rather write ROOT scripts in Python than
> > pseudo-C++, so I hope this becomes a standard part of ROOT.
> > 
> > 
> > -Brett.
> > 
> > 
> > 

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