PyDespike is a program to graphically process (ie. despike) Raman and other spectroscopic data. Removing spikes in data due to artificial background fluctuations can be a tedious and time-consuming process, and since no other software with these requirements was known to exist, PyDespike was created to make Raman data processing more efficient.
PyDespike is the brain child of Michael Vance (Department of Chemistry, Stanford University) and much thanks is given to him for supporting the development of a scientifically useful project and providing valuable feedback to the graphical interface of PyDespike in its beta stages.
It was written using python and the python extensions to Qt and Qwt (PyQt and PyQwt), and thus, is cross-platform. PyDespike application has only been tested on Gentoo Linux and Windows XP, but there is no reason for it not to be supported on any platform with python, PyQwt, and PyQt.