readBIF: ToF-SIMS BIF/BIF6 file import

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s)

Description

Function to read ToF-SIMS data in the form of preprocessed BIF files

Usage

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readBIF(analysisName, instrument = c("iontof", "ulvacphi"),
  mode = c("spectra", "image"))

Arguments

analysisName

: filename of BIF/BIF6 file to read

instrument

: character, 'iontof' or 'ulvacphi'

mode,

'spectra' or 'image'

Details

This function imports BIF files from IONTOF Surface Lab or ULVAC-PHI's WinCadence. This function reads the data sequential directly from the binary stream. Therefore it's rather slow, but uses less memory than the readBIFParallel function.

Value

object of type MassImage or MassSpectra

Author(s)

Lorenz Gerber



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