We have all head the term "One Ring to Rule Them All", well I like to
think of InstruView as "One Program to Rule Them All". By
mean, all the different spectroscopy data sets generated through the course
of a research project. Once I really got going on my research, I
realized that needed an effective means of keeping track of
the data I was generating, aside from my notebook of
The problem was that every time I needed to view sample spectra,
I first had to go to my notebook and see what file it was saved
in. Once I got the file, I then had to go through the whole
process of using one
of the bloat-ware scientific plotting programs out there (Igor,
PsiPlot, Origin, Sigma Plot etc...) to do this simplest of
What I needed was a program that managed and
"played" my data much like any half decent MP3 program does with music
files. And that's exactly what I am trying to do with
InstruView. Short for Instrument View.
With InstruView you can quickly import, view, transform and
analyze spectroscopic data. And once this data is saved, it can
be search through it like MP3 files. Take a look at the flowchart and the screen
below to get an idea what the program is all about. You can
and try it your self. The source code and sample data can also be downloaded HERE.
The main window with absorption data loaded and Plugin drop-down menu showing installed plugins.
Plot of absorption data.
Dialogs to calculate quantum yield and perform simple data