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23.7 Histogramming ntuple values

Once an ntuple has been created its contents can be histogrammed in various ways using the function gsl_ntuple_project. Two user-defined functions must be provided, a function to select events and a function to compute scalar values. The selection function and the value function both accept the ntuple row as a first argument and other parameters as a second argument.

The selection function determines which ntuple rows are selected for histogramming. It is defined by the following struct,

typedef struct {
  int (* function) (void * ntuple_data, void * params);
  void * params;
} gsl_ntuple_select_fn;

The struct component function should return a non-zero value for each ntuple row that is to be included in the histogram.

The value function computes scalar values for those ntuple rows selected by the selection function,

typedef struct {
  double (* function) (void * ntuple_data, void * params);
  void * params;
} gsl_ntuple_value_fn;

In this case the struct component function should return the value to be added to the histogram for the ntuple row.

Function: int gsl_ntuple_project (gsl_histogram * h, gsl_ntuple * ntuple, gsl_ntuple_value_fn * value_func, gsl_ntuple_select_fn * select_func)

This function updates the histogram h from the ntuple ntuple using the functions value_func and select_func. For each ntuple row where the selection function select_func is non-zero the corresponding value of that row is computed using the function value_func and added to the histogram. Those ntuple rows where select_func returns zero are ignored. New entries are added to the histogram, so subsequent calls can be used to accumulate further data in the same histogram.


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