DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the python-mzml package that packages the pymzML Python extension.
pymzML is an extension to Python that offers:
- - easy access to mass spectrometry (MS) data that allows the rapid development of tools;
- a very fast parser for mzML data, the standard in mass spectrometry data format;
- a set of functions to compare or handle spectra.
The documentation of this Python extension is packaged in the python-mzml-doc package.
EXAMPLESA number of useful examples are shipped within the python-mzml package and can be found at /usr/share/doc/python-mzml/example_scripts. A number of the examples make use of functions contained in get_example_file.py via an import of that file's contents. It is suggested to copy this directory to a temporary place and to run python from inside that new directory so as to gain access to the features contained in that get_example_file.py file through an import (which would not work otherwise).
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE TO BE CITEDBald, T., Barth, J., Niehues, A., Specht, M., Hippler, M., and Fufezan, C. (2012) pymzML - Python module for high throughput bioinformatics on mass spectrometry data. Bioinformatics, UK,28:1052-1053. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bts066.
AUTHORThis manual page was written by Filippo Rusconi <[email protected]>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPL-3+), published by the Free Software Foundation.
On a Debian system the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.