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Paper: The ROOT C++ Framework for Astronomy
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 384
Authors: Rohlfs, R.
Abstract: ROOT {} is a C++ framework developed at CERN, Geneva. It was designed for high energy physics to handle and analyze large amounts of data in a very efficient way. Its main features are a C++ - interpreter, graphical tools and an object I/O - system. The INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) {} is using ROOT as a graphical tool and as a scripting language in the off-line analysis. To use the full capability of ROOT for astronomical data analysis a link is required. Therefore we complete this system with a library called AstroROOT. With AstroROOT we can store astronomical data organized in tables and images in ROOT - files using the efficient I/O system of ROOT. Furthermore we are developing a new astronomical image display for the ROOT framework. Finally we can use the buildin C++ interpreter as a scripting language in an interactive session to analyze and display astronomical data.
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