This page contains more in-depth guides for using orix. It is broken up into sections covering specific topics.

For shorter examples, see our Examples. For descriptions of the functions, modules, and objects in orix, see the API reference.

The tutorials are live and available on MyBinder: Binder

Crystal geometry#

These tutorials cover conventions for the unit cell, symmetry operations and relevant reference frames, and also show how to operate with vectors in the crystal and sample reference frames.


This tutorial covers how to sample orientation space of the proper point groups.


These tutorials cover how to visualize 3D vectors in the stereographic projection, sample unit vectors and quantify and visualize the distribution of crystal poles in the sample reference frame.

Clustering of (mis)orientations#

These tutorials cover how to segment points in a crystal map into clusters based on the (mis)orientation distances. This functionality was why orix was initially written.

Crystal maps#

This tutorial covers how to access and operate with orientations and other data in a crystallographic map (typically acquired in a diffraction experiment)