Pyspice is an easily extendable SPICE pre-processor written in Python to reduce simulation times with little loss in accuracy. It was inspired by John Sheahan's spicepp and developed as a modular and extensible method of pre-processing netlists. Primarily, it has been used to reduce netlists from the output of layout extraction tools. It combines parallel MOSFETs and capacitors, and optionally drops small capacitors. Planned improvements include a hierarchical namespace (e.g. .subckt/.ends and .alter blocks), more devices, and .include/.model support. Unlike other pre-processors, comments and blank lines are preserved in their relative positions. This keeps the output netlist readable for subsequent editing or processing.
PySTDF is a Python module which makes it easy to work with STDF (Teradyne's Standard Test Data Format). STDF is a commonly-used file format in semiconductor tests. Automated test equipment (ATE) from such vendors as Teradyne, Verigy, LTX, Credence, and others supports this format. PySTDF provides event-based stream parsing of STDF version 4, indexers that help structure the data into a more useful tabular form, and the ability to generate missing summary records or new types of derivative records. The parser architecture is very flexible and can easily be extended to support STDF version 3 and custom record types.