• Version: 0.9.0
  • Released: Dec 2018

Eskapade is a light-weight, python-based data analysis framework, meant for modularizing all sorts of data analysis problems into reusable analysis components. For documentation on Eskapade, please go to this link.

Eskapade-ROOT is the ROOT-based extension of Eskapade. For documentation on Eskapade-ROOT, please go here.

Release notes

Version 0.9

Eskapade-ROOT v0.9 (December 2018) contains several small updates compared with v0.8:

  • All code has been updated to Eskapade v0.9, where the core functionality has been split off into the Eskapade-Core package. As such the code is backwards-incompatible with v0.8.
  • The link RoofitPercentileBinning has an option for a default number of bins.
  • Several minor updates to the UncorrelationHypothesisTester link, in particular the options to store the correlation and significance matrices.

See release notes for previous versions of Eskapade-ROOT.



Eskapade-ROOT requires Python 3.5+, Eskapade v0.8+, root_numpy 4.7.1 and ROOT v6.10+. These are pre-installed in the Eskapade docker.


To install the package from pypi, do:

$ pip install Eskapade-ROOT


Alternatively, you can check out the repository from github and install it yourself:

$ git clone eskapade-root

To (re)install the python code from your local directory, type from the top directory:

$ pip install -e eskapade-root

To (re)compile the cxx library, execute the following commands from the top directory:

$ cd cxx
$ cmake esroofit
$ cmake --build . -- -j1
$ cd ../
$ pip install -e .


After installation, you can now do in Python:

import esroofit

To load the Eskapade ROOT library in python, do:

from esroofit import roofit_utils

Congratulations, you are now ready to use Eskapade-ROOT!

Quick run

To see the available Eskapade example, do:

$ export TUTDIR=`pip show Eskapade-ROOT | grep Location | awk '{ print $2"/esroofit/tutorials" }'`
$ ls -l $TUTDIR/

E.g. you can now run:

$ eskapade_run $TUTDIR/

For all available examples, please see the tutorials.

Contact and support

Contact us at: kave [at] kpmg [dot] com

Please note that the KPMG Eskapade group provides support only on a best-effort basis.