The RAW API allows you to install BioXTAS RAW as a python package without the GUI. This lets you import RAW directly into your python scripts and use the API to call any of the functions in RAW. This is great for creating custom processing scripts, either for unusual datasets that aren’t handled in the GUI (such as ion exchange or time resolved SAXS data), or to ensure reproducibility in your analysis. It can also be used as the basis for an open-source automated SAXS data processing pipeline at a beamline or homesource.