RE: [ROOT] Grey/white background in default histograms

From: Andy Buckley (
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 16:51:33 MEST

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 19:43, Philippe Canal wrote:
> > I am unaware of whether there is any way to use the "Construct
> > on First Use" idiom to make sure ROOT is properly initialised before you
> > try and change the styles etc.
> In ROOT 4.00/02 and above, this implemented if you call
> ROOT::GetROOT() instead of using gROOT.

The static initialisation shared library sounds a nice method, if a
little heavyweight. It could be good for collaboration work, given that
it's nice to have a consistent histogram look and feel between
publications and linking/running in rootlogon.C is an easy way to apply
it. Thanks to Matt for the suggestion, and to Philippe for pointing out
the built-in "Pub" style.

I feel that a rethink on the default grey canvas colour might be in
order, given how many gripes I've heard about it and that not everyone
wants to write their own style library :-) But it's up to the developers
at the end of the day.

Anyway, I think I've got enought to work with, now --- thanks!


Andy Buckley, HEP Group, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge

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