python-pymzml - mzML mass spectrometric data parsing
This manual page documents briefly the python-pymzml
packages the pymzML Python extension.
pymzML is an extension to Python that offers:
- easy access
to mass spectrometry (MS) data that allows the rapid development of
- a very fast parser for mzML data, the standard in mass spectrometry data
- a set of functions to compare or handle spectra.
pymzML requires Python2.6.5+ and is fully compatible with Python3. The module is
freely available on pymzml.github.com or pypi, published under LGPL and
requires no additional modules to be installed.
The documentation of this Python extension is packaged in the
A number of useful examples are shipped within the python-pymzml
and can be found at /usr/share/doc/python-pymzml/example_scripts
number of the examples make use of functions contained in get_example_file.py
via an import of that file's contents. It is suggested to copy this directory
to a temporary place and to run python from inside that new directory so as to
gain access to the features contained in that get_example_file.py file through
an import (which would not work otherwise).
Bald, T., Barth, J., Niehues, A., Specht, M., Hippler, M., and Fufezan, C.
(2012) pymzML - Python module for high throughput bioinformatics on mass
spectrometry data. Bioinformatics, UK
This manual page was written by Filippo Rusconi <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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