Please cite us in your publications

A cross-platform toolkit for mass spectrometry and proteomics. Chambers, M.C., MacLean, B., ... Mallick, P. Nature Biotechnology 30, 918-920 (2012). Article →

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  • Windows Users: If you use the installer, then the only requirement is having Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. To use the binary tarball distribution however, you must also have Visual C++ redistributables (for either x86 or x64 depending on which tarball you download) for these VC versions: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017. This page links to the most recent redistributable for each VC version (NB: only get the redistributables, not the service packs). These are required because different vendor DLLs depend on different versions of VC.
  • Linux Users: Navigate to the download directory. Once there, use 'tar xjvf [archive name].tar.bz2' on the archive and move the pwiz directory into a directory of your choice. PRO-TIP: For convenience, adjust your "PATH" environment variable to include your ProteoWizard tools directory, so that the command line tools may be run from any directory.


We are formally at version 3. Older versions are archived on TeamCity.

There are several flavors of ProteoWizard depending upon your intended use. If you are primarily interested in using the tools, the binary distributions for your platform are most likely what you want. If you are interested in using ProteoWizard as part of a software project you are developing, you should get the source distribution, or check out the code from our GitHub repository directly. Other packages are also on Teamcity.

Developers interested in building ProteoWizard libraries for use in their own projects will note that there are a few choices for source distributions. Officially, the ProteoWizard libraries and tools are built using the bjam build system, but we also provide alternate semi-official build files for MSVC and for GNU/Autotools (the familiar old "configure ; make ; make install"). Note that these alternate build files do not support vendor DLLs: maintaining that capability is complex and thus limited to the officially supported bjam build. You can read more about it here.

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