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Evaluation of chemical kinetic models with experimental data

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This software package automatically evaluates the performance of a
chemical kinetic model using experimental data given in a specified YAML


The easiest way to install PyTeCK is via ``conda``. You can install to
your environment with


> conda install -c kyleniemeyer pyteck

which will also handle all the dependencies. Alternatively, you can
install from PyPI with


> pip install pyteck

If you prefer to install manually, or want a particular version outside
of the tagged releases distributed to those services, you can download
the source files from this repository, navigate to the directory, and
install using either ``setuptools``


> python install

or ``pip``


> pip install .

``pip`` is recommended due to its easy uninstall option
(``pip uninstall pyteck``).


Once installed, the full list of options can be seen using ``pyteck -h``
or ``pyteck --help``.

Code of Conduct

In order to have a more open and welcoming community, PyTeCK adheres to
a code of conduct adapted from the `Contributor
Covenant <>`__ code of conduct.

Please adhere to this code of conduct in any interactions you have in
the PyTeCK community. It is strictly enforced on all official PyTeCK
repositories, websites, and resources. If you encounter someone
violating these terms, please let
[@kyleniemeyer]( know via email at and we will address it as soon as possible.


If you use this package as part of a scholarly publication, please refer
` <>`__
for instructions on how to cite this resource directly.


PyTeCK is released under the MIT license; see
`LICENSE <>`__
for details.

Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on `Keep a Changelog <>`__
and this project adheres to `Semantic
Versioning <>`__.

`Unreleased <>`__




`0.2.4 <>`__ - 2018-05-31


- Fixed ability to handle ChemKED files with uncertainty for various
- Updated handling of RCM volume history and compression time to PyKED
- Fixed searching through composition dict for Ar and He
- Fixed file-author -> file-authors in test files


- Removed interpolation from end of integration (was never really

`0.2.3 <>`__ - 2018-02-07


- Standard deviation calculator now averages any duplicates to avoid an

`0.2.2 <>`__ - 2017-09-02


- Adds DOI badge to README and CITATION
- Adds AppVeyor build status badge to README
- Adds restart option to skip existing results files.
- Updates PyKED version requirement and adds optional validation


- Fixes ignition delay detection for 1/2 max type (only one value
possible, rather than list)
- Fixes test for detecting peaks with min distance
- Ensure time has units when 1/2 max target
- Fixed handling of models with variants


- Simulation input parameters now change units in place
- Simulation input composition uses ChemKED Cantera functions

`0.2.1 <>`__ - 2017-04-14


- Adds AppVeyor build for Windows conda packages

`0.2.0 <>`__ - 2017-04-13


- Adds initial web documentation using Sphinx/Doctr
- Deploys conda and PyPI packages with tagged releases


- Major changes for compatibility with PyKED package and newer ChemKED

`0.1.0 <>`__ - 2016-07-12


- First published version of PyTeCK.
- Supports validation using both shock tube and RCM experimental data
in ChemKED format, but RCM not fully functional.

Citation of PyTeCK


To cite PyTeCK in a scholarly article, please use

K. E. Niemeyer. (2017) PyTeCK v0.2.1 [software]. Zenodo.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

.. code:: tex

author = {Kyle E Niemeyer},
year = 2017,
title = {{PyTeCK} v0.2.1},
doi = {10.5281/zenodo.546270},
url = {},

In both cases, please update the entry with the version used. The DOI
for the latest version can be found in the badge at the top. If you
would like to cite a specific, older version, the DOIs for each release

- v0.2.1:
`10.5281/zenodo.546270 <>`__

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