This can't be unique to me and would apply to anybody who has to use equipment in other departments has had departments move etc.

What open source packages exist to read and potentially manipulate SEM EDX (electron dispersive x-ray elemental analysis) data after the data has been collected?

(In my case I have data from an Oxford Instruments EDX but there are many more manufacturers.)


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You could use HyperSpy library for Python.

Some examples of what you can do with it are available here.

  • $\begingroup$ brr, Python - but its something :) - thanks - I wonder what the others will suggest? (+1) $\endgroup$
    – DetlevCM
    Jul 26, 2015 at 17:58
  • $\begingroup$ Hehe :) I guess you have tried with Originlab, the free version is pretty useful. $\endgroup$
    – davcs86
    Jul 26, 2015 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ @davcs86 did hyperspy work for you? as i work mainly on TEM-EDS platform and it gives out ipj format, and there is nothing that i could find to analyse data other than the bundled software. groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/hyperspy-users/YbM5F7cN950 here it is mentioned that hyperspy works on opensource data format which is supported by bruker but not oxford :( $\endgroup$
    – ipcamit
    Jul 28, 2015 at 14:42

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