spectramaxImport: Import output files from Spectramax spectrophotometer

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

Import output files from Spectramax spectrophotometer (plate reader) into the list format compatible with the cellHTS2 package.

Usage

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spectramaxImport(file, encoding="latin1")

Arguments

file

A Spectramax file

encoding

File character encoding, by default “latin1”

Details

The function imports output files from Spectramax plate reader, with which single-channel cell-based assays could be performed. Such assay includes WST-1 viability assay, which can be used to validate RTCA assay results.

Value

A list of two items: one data frame (no name) and one character vector (txt). The data frame contains following columns:

well

Well indices ([A-Z][0-9][0-9] format) on the microtitre plate

val

Value of each well

The character vector txt contains a copy of the file contents.

Author(s)

Jitao David Zhang <jitao_david.zhang@roche.com>

See Also

cellHTS2 package documentation.

Examples

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wstFiles <- dir(system.file("extdata", package="RTCA"),
pattern="^WST.*csv$", full.names=TRUE)
spectramaxImport(wstFiles[1])

## NOT RUN
## spectramaxImport also supports multiple files, in which case the
## result is a list of individual lists
spectramaxImport(wstFiles)
## END NOT RUN


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