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Basic usage of RDataFrame from python.

View in nbviewer Open in SWAN This tutorial illustrates the basic features of the RDataFrame class, a utility which allows to interact with data stored in TTrees following a functional-chain like approach.

import ROOT
# A simple helper function to fill a test tree: this makes the example stand-alone.
def fill_tree(treeName, fileName):
df = ROOT.RDataFrame(10)
df.Define("b1", "(double) rdfentry_")\
.Define("b2", "(int) rdfentry_ * rdfentry_").Snapshot(treeName, fileName)
# We prepare an input tree to run on
fileName = "df001_introduction_py.root"
treeName = "myTree"
fill_tree(treeName, fileName)
# We read the tree from the file and create a RDataFrame, a class that
# allows us to interact with the data contained in the tree.
d = ROOT.RDataFrame(treeName, fileName)
# Operations on the dataframe
# We now review some *actions* which can be performed on the data frame.
# All actions but ForEach return a TActionResultPtr<T>. The series of
# operations on the data frame is not executed until one of those pointers
# is accessed.
# But first of all, let us we define now our cut-flow with two strings.
# Filters can be expressed as strings. The content must be C++ code. The
# name of the variables must be the name of the branches. The code is
# just in time compiled.
cutb1 = 'b1 < 5.'
cutb1b2 = 'b2 % 2 && b1 < 4.'
# `Count` action
# The `Count` allows to retrieve the number of the entries that passed the
# filters. Here we show how the automatic selection of the column kicks
# in in case the user specifies none.
entries1 = d.Filter(cutb1) \
.Filter(cutb1b2) \
print("%s entries passed all filters" %entries1.GetValue())
entries2 = d.Filter("b1 < 5.").Count();
print("%s entries passed all filters" %entries2.GetValue())
# `Min`, `Max` and `Mean` actions
# These actions allow to retrieve statistical information about the entries
# passing the cuts, if any.
b1b2_cut = d.Filter(cutb1b2)
minVal = b1b2_cut.Min('b1')
maxVal = b1b2_cut.Max('b1')
meanVal = b1b2_cut.Mean('b1')
nonDefmeanVal = b1b2_cut.Mean("b2")
print("The mean is always included between the min and the max: %s <= %s <= %s" %(minVal.GetValue(), meanVal.GetValue(), maxVal.GetValue()))
# `Histo1D` action
# The `Histo1D` action allows to fill an histogram. It returns a TH1F filled
# with values of the column that passed the filters. For the most common
# types, the type of the values stored in the column is automatically
# guessed.
hist = d.Filter(cutb1).Histo1D('b1')
print("Filled h %s times, mean: %s" %(hist.GetEntries(), hist.GetMean()))
# Express your chain of operations with clarity!
# We are discussing an example here but it is not hard to imagine much more
# complex pipelines of actions acting on data. Those might require code
# which is well organised, for example allowing to conditionally add filters
# or again to clearly separate filters and actions without the need of
# writing the entire pipeline on one line. This can be easily achieved.
# We'll show this re-working the `Count` example:
cutb1_result = d.Filter(cutb1);
cutb1b2_result = d.Filter(cutb1b2);
cutb1_cutb1b2_result = cutb1_result.Filter(cutb1b2)
# Now we want to count:
evts_cutb1_result = cutb1_result.Count()
evts_cutb1b2_result = cutb1b2_result.Count()
evts_cutb1_cutb1b2_result = cutb1_cutb1b2_result.Count()
print("Events passing cutb1: %s" %evts_cutb1_result.GetValue())
print("Events passing cutb1b2: %s" %evts_cutb1b2_result.GetValue())
print("Events passing both: %s" %evts_cutb1_cutb1b2_result.GetValue())
# Calculating quantities starting from existing columns
# Often, operations need to be carried out on quantities calculated starting
# from the ones present in the columns. We'll create in this example a third
# column the values of which are the sum of the *b1* and *b2* ones, entry by
# entry. The way in which the new quantity is defined is via a runable.
# It is important to note two aspects at this point:
# - The value is created on the fly only if the entry passed the existing
# filters.
# - The newly created column behaves as the one present on the file on disk.
# - The operation creates a new value, without modifying anything. De facto,
# this is like having a general container at disposal able to accommodate
# any value of any type.
# Let's dive in an example:
entries_sum = d.Define('sum', 'b2 + b1') \
.Filter('sum > 4.2') \
2 entries passed all filters
5 entries passed all filters
The mean is always included between the min and the max: 1.0 <= 2.0 <= 3.0
Filled h 5.0 times, mean: 2.0
Events passing cutb1: 5
Events passing cutb1b2: 2
Events passing both: 2
May 2017
Danilo Piparo

Definition in file df001_introduction.py.

ROOT's RDataFrame offers a high level interface for analyses of data stored in TTrees,...
Definition: RDataFrame.hxx:42
RVec< T > Filter(const RVec< T > &v, F &&f)
Create a new collection with the elements passing the filter expressed by the predicate.
Definition: RVec.hxx:938