Create a well data frame

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Description

Load a plate layout file and a file specifying the machine runs

Usage

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  wellDataFrame(plateLayoutFile, machineRunFile)

Arguments

plateLayoutFile

a file containing the plate layout. The file must contain a column named plate and a column named well

machineRunFile

a file containing the machine runs The file must contain columns named directory, filename and plate specifying the directory and filename of the data for the corresponding run. The column use is optional. If present, only rows with use == TRUE are put into the dataframe.

Details

See the provided example files for the layout and machine run file formats.

Value

an object of class well and data.frame

Author(s)

Andreas Neudecker

Examples

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plateLayout <-  system.file("extdata", "plateLayout.txt", package="cellGrowth")
machineRun <-  system.file("extdata", "machineRun.txt", package="cellGrowth")
well <- wellDataFrame(plateLayout,machineRun)
plot(well,plate=1)