The BiblioSpec source code is available as part of the ProteoWizard project on SourceForge:

ProteoWizard subversion repository

A Mascot Parser license should also be requested if you intend to parse Mascot .dat files; once you receive the download instructions:

  • On Windows, the libraries should be installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\Matrix Science\Mascot Parser (32-bit) or C:\Program Files\Matrix Science\Mascot Parser (64-bit)
  • On Linux, the libraries should be installed to /usr/local/msparser/gnu

You will need Visual Studio 2013 to build.


  1. Download (or checkout with subversion) the trunk/pwiz directory from the ProteoWizard subversion repository.
  2. Open a command prompt with administrative rights (Windows), or a terminal (Linux) and cd to the root of the downloaded source files (e.g. %HOMEDIR%\Documents\pwiz)
  3. Optional: Run clean.bat (Windows) or (Linux) to remove files from a previous build.
  4. Run either quickbuild.bat (Windows) or (Linux) with the arguments: -j<number of threads to build with> --hash optimization=space address-model=<32|64> pwiz_tools/BiblioSpec > path-to-build-log-file. For example, a 64-bit Windows build using four threads may be done with the command "quickbuild.bat -j4 --hash optimization=space address-model=64 pwiz_tools\BiblioSpec > build.log". Note that "optimization=space" may be omitted for a debug build.

The resulting build will be located in the build-<os>-<architecture>/pwiz_tools/BiblioSpec directory.

Pre-compiled binaries

Available upon request.





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