Tools for analyzing Scanning X-ray Diffraction Microscopy data

SXDM, X-ray, microscopy, APS, 26-ID-C, Argonne, Advanced, Photon, Source
pip install sxdm==1.0.0



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SXDM is a library for analyzing Scanning X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy data for materials science, chemistry and similar fields. The major focus is on Scanning Microscopy frames collected at multiple incident angles. One can import, retrieve, and analyze 26 - ID - C datasets, including X-ray Fluorescence data, all from a Python format.

Motivation & Features

  • Importing and analysis of scanning x-ray diffraction microscopy framesets
  • Analysis of scanning x-ray diffraction microscopy (centroids, region of interest, and general user analysis)
  • Provide a python toolkit for analysis of X-ray diffraction frames.
  • Privide a python toolkit for importing and retrieving X-ray Fluorescence data.
  • Store data in an open format for easy distribution.
  • Provide framework 26-ID-C data handling.

Installation (pip)

  • pip install sxdm

Developer Installation (git)

  • conda create -n sxdm python=3.6
  • source activate sxdm
  • git clone clone
  • pip3 install -r sxdm/requirements.txt
  • pip3 install ipykernel
  • ipython kernel install --user --name=sxdm

Developer Virtual Environment & Jupyter Setup (git)

Run Commands In Jupyter Shell

  • %matplotlib qt
  • import sys

Linux - sys.path.append('/path/to/sxdm/folder')

MacOS - sys.path.append('/Users/usr/virtual_environment/lib/python3.7/site-packages/')

  • from sxdm import *


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This project is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.

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