TMultiGraph GetMax(Min)imum


Is there any way currently (6.10.04) to get the Maximum or minimum value for a TMultiGraph? I see methods for setting, but not for getting.


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I attempted to add Getter methods, but they always return -1111

virtual Double_t  GetMaximum() const {return fMaximum;}
virtual Double_t  GetMinimum() const {return fMinimum;}

For that matter, even TGraph which already has the methods responds the same way:

   const int n = 3;
   const double x[n] = {5.5, 6.7, 9.8};
   const double y[n] = {34.4, 56.8, 12.3};
   TGraph g(n,x,y);

   std::cout << g.GetMinimum() << " " << g.GetMaximum() << "\n";
   std::cout << g.GetMinimum() << " " << g.GetMaximum() << "\n";
$ root test.C 
root [0] 
Processing test.C...
-1111 -1111
Info in <TCanvas::MakeDefCanvas>:  created default TCanvas with name c1
-1111 -1111
root [1]

what about:


Ahh, yes that meets my needs. It does leave the question of what TGraph::SetMaximum purpose is?

It is a shortcut to


See the code here:

Ok, that narrows it down to why is GetMaximum() not a shortcut? I see that SetMaximum() sets fMaximum, but that this value is not set anywhere else, why do we need fMaximum at all if the value is stored in the histogram?. Calling GetMaximum() without ever calling SetMaximum() only returns the default -1111 value, since the fMaximum value is not set from the histogram. I would go ahead and change this, but it is not clear to me what the intended behavior is.

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