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praat_nogui - doing phonetics by compute (no GUI tool)


praat_nogui [–run] script


This manual page documents briefly the praat_nogui command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

praat_nogui is a program for speech analysis and synthesis. Several speech analysis functionalities are available: spectrograms, cochleograms, and pitch and formant extraction. Articulatory synthesis, as well as synthesis from pitch, formant, and intensity are also available. Other features are segmentation, labelling using the phonetic alphabet, and computation of statistics.

This is a non-GUI version of the praat program, intended for running Praat script in batch mode, from the shell command line or called from other shell scripts.


The GUI program praat has an on-line documentation; just launch praat and look at the Help menu entry.

For further information, see the Praat website ( A good Beginner’s Guide, written by Sidney Wood, is available at


This manual page was written by Rafael Laboissière <> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the &gnu; General Public License, Version 3 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.

April 22, 2013