rastools is a small suite of tools for converting data files obtained from SSRL (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource) scans (.RAS and .DAT files) into images.
Various simple manipulations (cropping, percentiles, histograms, color-maps) are supported. Most tools are command line based, but a Qt-based GUI is also included.
Pre-built binary packages can be downloaded from the Download? page. Installation instructions and pre-requisites can be found in the documentation.
If you wish to develop rastools yourself, you can install all necessary dependencies and check out the source code from the Subversion repository like so:
# Install the pre-requisites
$ sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib python-xlwt python-qt4 python-virtualenv python-sphinx gimp make subversion
# Construct and activate a sandbox with access to the packages we just
$ virtualenv --system-site-packages sandbox
$ source sandbox/bin/activate
# Check out the source code and install it in the sandbox for development and testing
$ svn co http://www.waveform.org.uk/svn/rastools/trunk rastools
$ cd rastools
$ make develop