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Tips on Root files

Downloading ROOT

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To use root files, you need to install ROOT to your computer.
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To use root files, you need to install ROOT to your computer. The recommended version is at the following link:
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/production-version-534
 
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 If you are using windows, go to bottom of the page and download the windows binary.
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http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/production-version-534
It is advised to chose this version: ftp://root.cern.ch/root/root_v5.34.21.win32.vc11.exe
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It is advised to chose the following: ftp://root.cern.ch/root/root_v5.34.21.win32.vc11.exe
 Note: During the installation, select the option "Add root to the system PATH for all users"
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Linux

On linux, you can follow the instruction at: http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/downloading-root
Note that it may be complicated, and you may ask help if needed. If you want to install Scientific Linux CERN (which has ROOT in its software repositories) you can take a look at http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/scientific6/ In principle, ROOT should work in any linux distribution.
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On linux, if you use SLC6 (Scientific Linux CERN), you can install root from software repositories (there is a program called "yum" to install packages in SLC) In other linux distributions(ROOT should work in any linux distribution.), you may need to install it from source code, which is explained at : http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/installing-root-source Note that it may be complicated, and you may ask help if needed.
 

Analysing data using root files

You may already know how to use root files. We changed some variable names, and made a guide to explain each variable:
 
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