Documentation is available here.
Stimfit is a free, fast and simple program for viewing and analyzing electrophysiological data. It's currently available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It features an embedded Python shell that allows you to extend the program functionality by using numerical libraries such as NumPy and SciPy. A standalone Python module for file i/o that doesn't depend on the graphical user interface is also available.
List of references
In this link you can find a list of publications that used Stimfit for analysis. We'd appreciate if you could cite the following publication when you use Stimfit for your research:
Guzman SJ, Schlögl A, Schmidt-Hieber C (2014) Stimfit: quantifying electrophysiological data with Python. Front Neuroinform doi: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00016
The Windows version, including the python-stfio module, is available here.
$ sudo port install stimfit py27-stfio
On Debian and Ubuntu systems, you can get Stimfit and the stfio module from the standard repositories:
$ sudo apt-get install stimfit python-stfio
Source code structure
|./src/libstfio||File i/o library for common electrophysiology formats|
|./src/libstfnum||Mathematical operations for measurements and fittings|
|./src/pystfio||Python wrapper around libstfio|
|./src/stimfit/py||stf module that gets imported into the embedded Python shell|
libstfio is a private library that won't be installed system-wide. You may therefore end up with two copies of libstfio.so: One in the private stimfit library directory (/usr/lib/stimfit/ or similar), the other one in the Python site packages path for pystfio. libstfio may turn into a system-wide library in the future.