Accessing histos in a list in a folder

I have a root file with histos within a list in a folder. How I access the histos?
TString AnaFile = “AnalysisResults_BasicCuts.root”;
TFile* HistosFile = new TFile(AnaFile.Data(), “READ”);
TH1F* hmass0= (TH1F*) HistosFile->Get(“MyOutputContainer::fHistJPsiInvMass”);

error message:
Error: illegal pointer to class object hmass0 0x0 204 AnalysePlots.C:16:

I know that syntax “MyOutputContainer::fHistJPsiInvMass” (TList::HistName) is wrong. What is right?

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… see appearance in TBrouser:





none of the suggestions worked!!

  1. HistosFile->cd(“MyTask”);
    TH1F* hmass0= (TH1F*) gDirectory->Get(“MyOutputContainer/fHistJPsiInvMass”);

  2. TH1F* hmass0= (TH1F*) HistosFile->Get("/MyTask/MyOutputContainer/fHistJPsiInvMass");

Attach your root file here.

AnalysisResults_BasicCuts.root (6.4 KB)

It’s not a “TDirectoryFile”:

 KEY: TList     MyOutputContainer;1     Doubly linked list

… ok. which means? any idea how to access the histos?


  TFile *f = TFile::Open("AnalysisResults_BasicCuts.root");
  if ((!f) || f->IsZombie()) { delete f; return; } // just a precaution
  TList *l; f->GetObject("MyTask/MyOutputContainer", l);
  if (!l) { delete f; return; } // just a precaution
  // l->Print();
  // l->ls();
  TH1F *h = dynamic_cast<TH1F*>(l->FindObject("fHistJPsiInvMass"));
  if (h) h->Print();

You are missing a cast here. FindObject returns a TObject*.

auto histo = dynamic_cast<TH1*>(l->FindObject("fHistJPsiInvMass"));
if (!histo) cerr << "fHistJPsiInvMass does not exist or is not a histogram\n";

thanks. both option work.

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