Savu is a Python package to assist with the processing and reconstruction of parallel-beam tomography data. The project originated in the Data Analysis Group at the Diamond Light Source (UK synchrotron) to address the growing, and increasingly complex, needs of the tomography community.

Designed to allow greater flexibility in tomography data processing, Savu is capable of processing N-dimensional full-field tomography and mapping tomography data, along with concurrent processing of multiple datasets such as those collected as part of a multi-modal setup. Savu process lists, tailored to a specific experiment and passed to the framework at runtime along with the data, detail the processing steps that are required.

A Savu process list is created using the Savu configurator tool, which stacks together plugins chosen from a repository. Each plugin performs a specific independent task, such as correction, filtering, reconstruction. For a list of available plugins see plugin API.

Savu is currently in use across the tomography beamlines at Diamond to reconstruct both full-field tomography data and multi-modal, mapping tomography data.

Licenses Apache Software License 2.0 GNU General Public License 3.0
Categories Tomography
Software Requirements Python 2.7/3.x MPI Many others...
Hardware Requirements -
Platforms Linux
Languages C C++ Cython Python
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At Diamond Light Source

Savu is installed into the modules system and can be loaded via:

> module load savu
Documentation / Tutorials

The latest documentation can be found here


Savu: A Python-based, MPI Framework for Simultaneous Processing of Multiple, N-dimensional, Large Tomography Datasets. Nicola Wadeson and Mark Basham. arXiv:1610.08015

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