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kikuchipy [ki-ko-chi-pai] is a library for processing, simulating and analyzing electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) patterns in Python, built on the tools for multi-dimensional data analysis provided by the HyperSpy library.

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Refer to the documentation for detailed installation instructions, a user guide, and the changelog.


kikuchipy can be installed with pip:

pip install kikuchipy

or conda:

conda install kikuchipy -c conda-forge

You can also visit PyPI, Anaconda, or GitHub to download the source.

Further details are available in the installation guide.

Citing kikuchipy

If you are using kikuchipy in your scientific research, please help our scientific visibility by citing the Zenodo DOI:


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Eric Prestat
Eric Prestat

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Håkon Wiik Ånes
Håkon Wiik Ånes

Lars Lervik
Lars Lervik

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Magnus Nord
Magnus Nord

Ole Natlandsmyr
Ole Natlandsmyr

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Tina Bergh
Tina Bergh

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Zhou Xu
Zhou Xu

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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome! Please see our contributing guide for information on how best to contribute (or just explain what you want to do in an issue).