ROOT is a historical library created in 1994.

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Example code from the web:

#include "Riostream.h"
void basic() {
// read file $ROOTSYS/tutorials/tree/basic.dat
// this file has 3 columns of float data
   TString dir = gROOT->GetTutorialDir();
   dir.Append("/tree/");
   dir.ReplaceAll("/./","/");
   ifstream in;
   in.open(Form("%sbasic.dat",dir.Data()));
   Float_t x,y,z;
   Int_t nlines = 0;
   auto f = TFile::Open("basic.root","RECREATE");
   TH1F h1("h1","x distribution",100,-4,4);
   TNtuple ntuple("ntuple","data from ascii file","x:y:z");
   while (1) {
      in >> x >> y >> z;
      if (!in.good()) break;
      if (nlines < 5) printf("x=%8f, y=%8f, z=%8f\n",x,y,z);
      h1.Fill(x);
      ntuple.Fill(x,y,z);
      nlines++;
   }
   printf(" found %d points\n",nlines);
   in.close();
   f->Write();
}
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