Import output files from Spectramax spectrophotometer

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