Use of big arrays in root macro

Dear all,

I am trying to allocate large arrays within a root macro (such as with

    int * PB_all = new int[(50000)*20];
    int ** PointedBy = new int*[20];
    for (int i=0; i<20; i++) {

Unfortunately, I seem to be unable to run with arrays larger than 50000*20 or so. The macro does not eat up much more memory from other variables.
How do i get around this problem? Is there a way to allocate large amounts of memory for the macro?
Thank you

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You can save data to a TTree in a ROOT file, and access data one by one with GetEntry() method.

what’s your ROOT version, and what’s the error or the problem you encounter?

I just tried to execute the following macro on ROOT master and it ran just fine:

// macro.cpp, executed as `root -l -b -q macro.cpp`
void macro() {
    int * PB_all = new int[(100000)*20];
    int ** PointedBy = new int*[20];
    for (int i=0; i<20; i++) {


Thanks - but will that not be very slow?

No, it will be pretty fast in your case.

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