Fill histograms in parallel and write them on file. The simplest meaningful possible example which shows ROOT thread awareness.

Author: Danilo Piparo
This notebook tutorial was automatically generated with ROOTBOOK-izer from the macro found in the ROOT repository on Sunday, October 02, 2022 at 09:33 AM.

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const UInt_t nNumbers = 20000000U;

const UInt_t nWorkers = 4U;

The first, fundamental operation to be performed in order to make ROOT thread-aware.

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We define our work item

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auto workItem = [](UInt_t workerID) {
   // One generator, file and ntuple per worker
   TRandom3 workerRndm(workerID); // Change the seed
   TFile f(Form("myFile_mt001_%u.root", workerID), "RECREATE");
   TH1F h(Form("myHisto_%u", workerID), "The Histogram", 64, -4, 4);
   for (UInt_t i = 0; i < nNumbers; ++i) {

Create the collection which will hold the threads, our "pool"

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std::vector<std::thread> workers;

Fill the "pool" with workers

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for (auto workerID : ROOT::TSeqI(nWorkers)) {
   workers.emplace_back(workItem, workerID);

Now join them

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for (auto &&worker : workers)

return 0;

Draw all canvases

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