specio: Python input/output for spectroscopic files
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specio is a library which allows to easily open spectroscopic format currently available. It is widely inspired by the imageio architecture.


Installation documentation, API documentation, and examples can be found on the documentation.



The following dependencies are mandatory:

  • numpy
  • six

In addition, there is the following optional dependencies required by some readers and to export into CSV:

  • pandas
  • spc
  • pyopenms

You can install all these dependencies via pip:

pip install -r requirements.txt

User installation

You can install the package using pip and the PyPi repository:

pip install -U specio

Alternatively, you can clone it and run the setup.py file. Use the following commands to get a copy from Github and install:

git clone https://github.com/paris-saclay-cds/specio.git
cd specio
pip install .

You can also install the master branch directly with pip:

pip install git+https://github.com/paris-saclay-cds/specio.git