Course Materials



You must have a PC/Mac laptop with the NSF’s ChemMatCARS data analysis software installed. We strongly recommend that you download and read the lectures before the workshop.


The course will use the data analysis software developed by NSF’s ChemMatCARS, which consists of two Python packages: “LSS_Reader” and “XModFit”.

System requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10
  • Mac: Catalina 10.15; Mojave 10.14; Big Sur 11.5


From 2016 LSXS school student: “The mix of being presented with lecture material while being expected to work out calculations of our own was very engaging. The use of software to illustrate the ideas (while learning how to use the software) was also effective. I felt like I learned a lot very quickly.”

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