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The proper way to quote PyMca is:

V.A. Solé, E. Papillon, M. Cotte, Ph. Walter, J. Susini, A multiplatform code for the analysis of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectra, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 62 (2007) 63-68.

Due to the copyright transfer to the publisher, the online availability of the article will depend on your subscription to ScienceDirect. The article doi is 10.1016/j.sab.2006.12.002. The abstract should be available in any case.


Besides the authors of the above article, other people or institutions have made possible the developement of PyMca till its current state.

In no particular order, the authors are thankful to:

- Vicente Rey for the original specfile library.
- Joerg Klora and G. Swislow for the spslut and sps modules.
- Alexandre Gobbo for the original EdfFile module.
- Riverbank Computing and Nokia for the PyQt Python binding to Qt.
- Gerard Vermeulen for the PyQwt Python binding to Qwt.
- Andrew Collette for his h5py module providing a binding to the HDF5 library.
- Darren Dale for his numerous contributions in the form of documentation, discussions, suggestions and code.
- Jérome Kieffer for the Pilabus cbf module.
- T. Zito, N. Wilbert, L. Wiskott and P. Berkes for the MDP module providing PCA and ICA. Home page and published paper.
- Uwe Schmitt for the py_nnma and the Savitzky Golay modules.
- Gerd Wellenreuther for the collaboration on the implementation of the py_nnma module.
- The community of open source developers of high quality projects like Python itself, matplotlib and numpy just to name a few.
- The PyMca users, for their suggestions, feedback and confidence.