A common question for new GISAXS users is: "What software can I use to analyze my data?" Unfortunately, there is no single package that will allow you to perform any possible analysis. This is in part due to the diversity of possible kinds of data analysis one might want to do on GISAXS or GIWAXS images. The following lists a variety of packages that are available.
Data Viewing, Reduction, and Simple Analysis
These packages provide ways to view data, and perform simple operations (linecuts, etc.).
- Fit2D: A well-known package for analyzing 2D scattering images.
- view.gtk: A simple interface for viewing 2D data, calibrating your data into q-space, and extracting linecuts. Written by Lin Yang for the X9 beamline at NSLS.
- [Download here.] Installation requires GTK libraries.
Data Modeling and Fitting
Modeling theoretical GISAXS data (1D curves or 2D images) can be complex. The following packages are available:
- Download here.