tools

Open source software libraries for reading, and for some writing, mzML

An important aspect is that metabolomics studies might comprise many raw data files, so the conversion from the vendor formats should not involve expensive manual intervention to add information beyond what is already stored in the instrument software. Furthermore, command line converters are easier to incorporate into local data processing pipelines. For bioinformaticians developing either software or databases, it is highly recommended to use existing I/O parsing software and libraries.