I wrote a python script that automatically generates and runs LTspice netlists. It runs perfectly on both Windows and Mac. Few of my friends, with whom I am working on this school project, have Linux. This makes it hard for us to run the same python script, since they cannot have LTspice (Reference). I read that Ngspice runs perfectly on the three os, however, I am still finding it a bit hard to convert all the LTspice Netlists to Ngspice ones... I will basically have to rewrite my entire script. Is there a workaround (apart from using WINE)?

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    \$\begingroup\$ If you only need to use the netlists, what does that have to do with Wine? LTspice runs very well on Wine, so whatever netlists you export will be able to be run just like in Windows. Do you mean that the people having their flavour of Linux can't or are unable to run Wine? \$\endgroup\$ – a concerned citizen Feb 22 at 22:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @aconcernedcitizen Because running the netlist in batch mode requires LTspice executable. I use the following python command subprocess.run([ltspice_executable,-b',netlist]) which will not run in Linux. No, I am saying that my friends cannot use WINE since they do not have administrator rights. \$\endgroup\$ – Wallflower Feb 23 at 11:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ It looks like your command needs three arguments: executable, command line switches, and filename. Instead of ltspice_executable you could use wine,instead of -b you can use /path/to/XVIIx64.exe -b, and the filename remains the same. The part with admin rights and Wine is confusing. They can;t install Wine on their own computers? \$\endgroup\$ – a concerned citizen Feb 23 at 16:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @aconcernedcitizen Sorry, I did not see the notification. My friends who are on Linux do not have computers so they use the university's... \$\endgroup\$ – Wallflower Mar 2 at 8:39

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