I’ve been tasked with creating a GUI that will be able to interact with a root tuple. The GUI will need to be able to do 3 things:
- Call an exe that will convert a .dat to .root file
- View that .root file’s histogram
- Call a root macro with that root file as a parameter that will integrate over a user specified range and generate a new analyzed root file
Functionally, this all works now. I can execute those three bullet points all command line driven. I’m having trouble finding GUI building framework that will allow me to do this.
-I originally tried Visual Basic, only to realize that I can’t interact with root at all because root runs everything with C++
-Then I tried using Qt Creator, which is a GUI building application that works on C++ but whenever I tried to import root header files I came across this dreaded issue that was unresolvable according to the forum posts I’ve read.
Now I’m not quite sure where to go. I saw that root has it’s own GUI builder and I was wondering if that was both easy to use for an end user and also easy to learn for a freshman summer student. My other option (Although I’m really not too sure about it) is to continue trying to debug my Qt application that has some issue regarding I believe to be the project files.
I have also heard something about trying pyroot and then using TKinter to make a UI. I haven’t really used python though so this would be more of a last hope
Thank you for your support.
Fermilab Summer Intern