To use cellpy, start with importing the needed modules:

>>> from cellpy import cellreader

Lets define some variables:

>>> FileName  = r"C:\data\20141030_CELL_6_cc_01.res"
>>> Mass      = 0.982 # mass of active material in mg
>>> OutFolder = r"C:\processed_data"

Then load the data into the data-class (this is data obtained using an Arbin battery tester, for the moment we assume that you are using the default settings where the default data-format is the Arbin .res format):

>>> d = cellreader.CellpyData()
>>> d.from_raw(FileName) # this tells cellpy to read the arbin data file (.res format)
>>> d.set_mass(Mass)

Create a summary (for each cycle) and generate a step table (parsing the data and finding out what each step in each cycle is):

>>> d.make_summary()
>>> d.make_step_table()

You can save your data in csv-format easily by:

>>> d.to_csv(OutFolder)

Or maybe you want to take a closer look at the capacities for the different cycles? No problem. Now you are set to extract data for specific cycles and steps:

>>> list_of_cycles = d.get_cycle_numbers()
>>> number_of_cycles = len(list_of_cycles)
>>> print "you have %i cycles" % (number_of_cycles)
you have 658 cycles
>>> current,voltage = d.get_cap(5) # current and voltage for cycle 5

You can also look for open circuit voltage steps:

>>> cycle = 44
>>> time1, voltage1 = d.get_ocv(ocv_type='ocvrlx_up', cycle_number=cycle)
>>> time2, voltage2 = d.get_ocv(ocv_type='ocvrlx_down', cycle_number=cycle)

If you would like to use more sophisticated methods (e.g. database readers), take a look at the tutorial (if it exists), check the source code, or simply send an e-mail to one of the authors.